Worcestershire have signed New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell, the nephew of former Gloucestershire manager John Bracewell, for this summer’s T20 Blast.
Bracewell, 31, was capped by the Kiwis in all three forms of play.
He made 13 appearances in T20I and 13 in ODI, as well as two Test caps.
He is the fourth member of the same family to represent his country, after uncles John, Brendon and cousin Doug.
“It’s always good to have someone of his caliber,” said Worcestershire head coach Alan Richardson. “But the fact that he’s a real all-rounder means we really get two players.
“Michael’s international white-ball cricket record is exceptional, but he also has a very healthy first-class record and will provide great experience.”
Bracewell, who also rotates, was the top run scorer in the 2021-22 Super Smash T20 in New Zealand, with 478 runs at an average of 79.66 for Wellington.
He adds to a growing list of New Zealand internationals who have played for Worcestershire in recent seasons, including Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry and Ish Sodhi.