Kent have signed New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne who will take up his stint after the Champions Trophy.
ESPNcricinfo revealed that Milne had been in talks about a deal for the NatWest Blast and he will also be available for County Championship cricket in a significant boost to Kent's bowling attack.
Milne, 25, recently played his first international in more than a year, against Ireland, during the tri-series in Dublin having completed his season at the IPL where he made four appearances for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He was recalled to New Zealand's squad for the Champions Trophy following a series of injuries which sidelined him from all cricket for almost a year.
The condensed nature of county cricket, particularly now the four-day game is part of the deal, will be a challenge for Milne but he is excited by the prospect.
"I'm delighted to be joining Kent and working with such a talented squad pushing for promotion," he said. "The County Championship is one of the best first-class competitions in the world and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in and taking some wickets. I also can't wait to experience the atmosphere at The Spitfire Ground in the NatWest T20 Blast."
Kent's chairman of cricket Graham Johnson said: "Adam is capable of bowling in excess of 90mph and will add even more penetration to our attack in red-ball and white-ball cricket.
"It's a long season so we will need to rotate the bowlers and we hope Adam's arrival will add impetus with the ball."