Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir has signed for Derbyshire as the club’s first overseas signing for the 2017 season.
The world’s No 1 T20 international bowler has played over 500 games as a professional claiming 1 193 wickets during his career.
Tahir is due to arrive after the ICC Champions Trophy in June and will be available for the remainder of the season, depending on his international commitments.
‘We are keen to strengthen our squad with experienced match winners which will also help our talented youngsters,’ said Director of Cricket Kim Barnett.
‘With his vast international and domestic experience here in England, Imran fits the bill perfectly.’
The journeyman played for Notts last season, taking 25 wickets across seven matches at an average of 37.
The 37-year-old has featured in over 100 fixtures for South Africa since making his debut in 2011, claiming 211 wickets at an average of 26 and best figures of 7-45.
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