Derbyshire has signed Mohammad Amir, a former bowler for Pakistan, for the 2024 season.
In 2024, Amir will play in the first half of the County Championship season and the group rounds of the T20 Blast.
The 31-year-old will work with Mickey Arthur, the head of cricket for Derbyshire and a former coach for the Pakistan national team.
“Mohammad is a fast bowler who is known all over the world, and I’m happy to bring him to Derbyshire,” said Arthur.
“I know everything there is to know about him because I’ve seen him play in big games all through his career.”
Amir took 259 wickets for Pakistan in 147 international matches of all types, including 119 Tests. He was a key part of the team that won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy under Arthur’s leadership.
The fast bowler has played in the County Championship with Essex and for a short time with Gloucestershire. He has also played for London Spirit in The Hundred.
Overall, Amir has taken 266 wickets in first-class cricket at an average of 22.63 and 287 wickets in T20 cricket around the world at an average of 22.28.
“I’ve had good times playing county cricket in the past, and I’m looking forward to playing with Mickey, with whom I’ve had so much success on the international stage,” he said.
“The County Championship is so special, and I’ve always loved playing first-class cricket in England. I told Mickey how good the team is, and I want to do my best to help Derbyshire compete in both red-ball and white-ball cricket next summer.