Derbyshire have signed Pakistan batter Haider Ali for the 2023 county season.
The 22-year-old has performed two one-day and 33 T20 internationals and averages 54.33 in first-class cricket.
Derbyshire begin the brand new season with a house County Championship Division Two recreation towards Worcestershire on 6 April.
“Haider is an immensely gifted younger participant who already has a wealth of worldwide expertise, which can be key for us in all codecs,” mentioned head of cricket Mickey Arthur.
“In fact, he nonetheless has loads of creating to do, however I’ve outlined what I count on from him and I’ve little doubt Haider will reach county cricket.”
Haider has made three first-class centuries, with a highest rating of 206, and marked his worldwide T20 debut by hitting 54 off 33 balls towards England in a five-run win at Outdated Trafford in 2020.
“I’ve seen over the previous few years what number of Pakistan gamers have improved their recreation by taking part in at a excessive normal in county cricket, and that is one thing I feel may actually assist my improvement,” he instructed the club website.
“There’s loads of good gamers right here and Mickey desires to realize one thing huge with this membership. Hopefully I can contribute loads of runs in 2023 and entertain the Derbyshire crowd.”
Haider will assist fill the hole left by compatriot Shan Masood, who scored 1,074 Championship runs final summer time, however will play for Yorkshire this summer.