Northamptonshire have signed Australian pace setter Andrew Tye for this summer’s T20 Blast.
Tye, 36, is the second-highest wicket-taker in the Big Bash with 144 and has over 300 in 211 T20 matches.
He played seven ODIs and 32 T20 internationals for Australia between 2016 and 2021 and joins compatriot Chris Lynn in the Steelbacks squad.
“He’s an amazing addition and gives our team great balance,” Northants head coach John Sadler said.
Tye has previous county cricket experience with Gloucestershire, as well as Indian Premier League appearances.
“AJ has a fantastic record in T20 cricket and we were looking for someone to bring real experience to the attack, someone who can turn around the hard knocks in the latter part of innings and be a banker for us in the death, added Steelbacks captain Josh Cobb.
Northants won the T20 Blast in 2013 and 2016 and begin this season’s campaign with a home game against Worcestershire Rapids on Wednesday May 24.