Surrey confirmed the Kolpak signing of Morne Morkel until the end of the 2019 county season.
The South African will be available for Surrey in all forms of the game. The 33-year-old played 86 Tests, 117 ODIs and 44 T20Is for the Proteas.
He also managed to reach 309 wickets in the Tests during the Proteas’ 3-1 series win against Australia at home and ended seventh in the latest ICC bowling rankings.
Speaking after signing for the club, Morkel said: ‘It is a real honour that Surrey have asked me to join their club after my retirement from international cricket.
‘I’ve got fond memories of playing at The Oval and am looking forward to settling into London with my family for the summer, making new friendships with teammates and hopefully great memories on and off the field.’
Surrey’s director of cricket Alec Stewart added: ‘Following his retirement from international cricket, I am very pleased that Morne has signed for Surrey for at least the next two years.
‘He has had an outstanding career with South Africa and is a player that will add enormous strength and experience to our squad. His appetite to continue playing and most importantly performing was very evident from our very first conversation.
‘He sets exceedingly high standards for himself and for our young bowlers to have the opportunity to train and play alongside Morne can only help to develop their own games. We look forward to welcoming Morne and his family to The Oval for the start of the season.’
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