Alamgir Sheriyar has been handed the chance to resurrect his career with Leicestershire offering him a short trial. He has joined the club, where he began his first-class career in 1994, for the rest of their pre-season preparations and will be given the opportunity to show what he can do in an early season match.

"He is one of a number of seam bowlers we are having a look at because we need to strengthen that department," Tim Boon, Leicestershire's coach, told the club's website. "A decision on whether he stays with us won't be made until we've had an opportunity to look at him in a match."

Sheriyar, 32, has taken 503 first-class wickets but was released by Kent at the end of the last season. He only played 11 matches for Leicestershire in his first stint at the club, before enjoying more success with Worcestershire during which time he earned an England A call-up.

Leicestershire have lost five seam bowlers over the winter with Ottis Gibson and Charl Willoughby moving to new teams, while Charlie Dagnall and David Brignull where released and Phil DeFreitas retired.