Hassan Azad has signed a short-term deal with Northamptonshire.
The 29-year-old had been training with the squad following the injury to Emilio Gay and has now signed a formal contract ahead of the season.
“Hassan is a great character who has proven success at the top of the order in red ball cricket.” Northamptonshire Head Coach John Sadler said.
“He’s got an excellent method and a strong mind, it feels like he’s got a bit of a point to prove as well so it’s great to have him in board with us.”
The SACA opening batsman has 52 first-class appearances under his belt with an average approaching 40. He posted an unbeaten half-century in the friendly fixture against Leicestershire earlier in the week and is set to feature against Oxford UCCE beginning tomorrow.
Supporters are welcome to attend the three-day fixture against Oxford UCCE, entry is free. A limited live stream will also be available for all three days.