David Miller has become the latest South African to sign in the Big Bash after joining the Hobart Hurricanes as their second overseas player with Jofra Archer unavailable due to England duties.

Miller joins AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, and Chris Morris as the high profile South African to head to Australia for the tournament.

Archer had been a star for the Hurricanes in the last two seasons and a key part of their rise to the final in BBL07 and the semi-final in BBL08. But he is unavailable this season due to England's Test and limited-overs tour of South Africa.

Hobart already have Afghanistan legspinner Qais Ahmad returning this season, but opted for the Miller rather than another fast bowler. Miller's recruitment is partially to cover the likely absence of Matthew Wade who looks set to be unavailable until after the New Year's Test against New Zealand in Sydney due to Test duties.

"It's very exciting to welcome a player of David's calibre to the Hurricanes," Cricket Tasmania CEO Nick Cummins said. "We expect to lose some batting experience throughout the season, so David will provide valuable runs in our drive to our third successive finals campaign."

Miller has form at the Hurricanes' home ground Bellerive Oval with a century there against Australia in an ODI 12 months ago. He looks set to play all 14 home and away games for the Hurricanes before heading home for South Africa's limited-overs matches against England which begin in February.