Pace bowler Lizaad Williams has joined Northamptonshire for the remainder of the season.

The South African international is available for the county’s final four LV= Insurance County Championship fixtures, including Monday’s trip to Hampshire.

“I’m looking forward to joining up with the squad and to hit the ground running.” Williams said.

“The team is in a strong position in the County Championship and I hope I can contribute towards some positive results in the upcoming games.”

Williams has more than 200 first-class wickets to his name at an impressive average of just 27 and was rewarded with a test debut for South Africa earlier this year. Northamptonshire Bowling Coach Chris Liddle was pleased to add Williams to the attack.

“It’s great to have Lizaad with us until the end of the season, we know it’s going to be four very competitive games coming up and to have Lizaad here with his test match experience and class is great for us.” Liddle said.

“We’re really looking forward to watching him go about his work and how he’ll complement the bowling attack we have here.”

In line to become first-class cricketer number 537 for the county, Williams already holds connections to Wantage Road.

“I’ve been following the team since two former teammates of mine in Rory Kleinveldt and Richard Levi plied their trade for Northamptonshire.

“I’ve played with Vasconcelos and Glover down in Cape Town too so I’m looking forward to seeing them again.”

Williams arrives in the UK this week ahead of Northamptonshire’s upcoming LV= Insurance County Championship fixture against Hampshire on Monday.