Andy Blignaut, whose arrival in Hobart was delayed by a late visa application, will land in Tasmania tomorrow and play in their opening ING Cup game against Western Australia at the WACA on Friday.
Blignaut, the allrounder who represented Zimbabwe in 15 Tests and 47 one-day internationals, has been selected in the first one-day and Pura Cup squads of the summer alongside Michael Bevan, the side's other big off-season signing.
The team also includes the wicketkeeper David Dawson, who impressed with strong performances during the pre-season tour in Queensland, for the first time.
Tasmania open their Pura Cup campaign against Western Australia on October 17.
Tasmania ING Cup squad Daniel Marsh (c), Michael DiVenuto, George Bailey, Michael Bevan, Andy Blignaut, Luke Butterworth, David Dawson, Michael Dighton, Xavier Doherty, Brett Geeves, Adam Griffith, Damien Wright
Tasmania Pura Cup squad Daniel Marsh (c), Michael DiVenuto, Michael Bevan, Andy Blignaut, Sean Clingeleffer, Jamie Cox, David Dawson, Michael Dighton, Xavier Doherty, Andrew Downton, Brett Geeves, Adam Griffith, Damien Wright