Derbyshire have signed Pakistani striker Haider Ali for the 2023 season from the county.
The 22-year-old has played in two one-day and 33 T20 internationals and is averaging 54.33 in first-class cricket.
Derbyshire kick off the new season with a County Championship Division 2 home game against Worcestershire on April 6.
“Haider is a hugely talented young player who already has a wealth of international experience which will be essential for us in any format,” said cricket manager Mickey Arthur.
“Of course he still has a lot of development to do but I have outlined what I expect of him and I have no doubt that Haider will be successful in county cricket.”
Haider made three first-class centuries, with a highest tally of 206, and marked his international T20 debut by hitting 54 from 33 against England in a five-point victory at Old Trafford in 2020.
“I have seen over the past few years how many Pakistani players have improved their game by playing at a high level in county cricket, and I think that is something that could really help my development,” he said. he declared to club website.
“There are a lot of good players here and Mickey wants to achieve something big with this club. Hopefully I can contribute to a lot of runs in 2023 and entertain the Derbyshire crowd.”
Haider will help fill the void left by compatriot Shan Masood, who scored 1,074 championship points last summer, but he play for Yorkshire this summer.