Proteas all-rounder David Wiese has signed a short-term deal to play two matches for Sussex next week in the Natwest T20 Blast.
The 31-year-old will play a pair of games at Hove, against Somerset on June 1 and Surrey two days later.
Wiese has been a regular in South Africa’s Twenty20 side over the last year, and was part of their squad for the World Twenty20 in India earlier in 2016.
He said: ‘I am really excited to be joining Sussex and taking part in the NatWest T20 Blast campaign.
Head coach Mark Davis added: ‘It’s great to have David joining us fresh from the IPL. He is an accomplished cricketer in T20, having played a key role for South Africa in the format.
‘He can bowl at any stage of the innings, and is a hard-hitting batsman, which makes him a valuable cricketer and we look forward to him being an asset to us whilst he is here at Hove.’
Wiese is currently playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, but has seen his campaign limited largely to the bench, having played just one game.
The 31-year-old is filling in for Bangladesh paceman Mustafizur Rahman, who is taking a break after a successful spell with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.