Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson will be available for all-forms for Derbyshire for the remainder of the 2018 season.
The 27-year-old New Zealand fast bowler has impressed with the ball for the Falcons in the Vitality Blast taking seven wickets in four matches, with career-best of 4-26 against Notts Outlaws last Friday.
Ferguson will remain at The 3aaa County Ground for the rest of the season and the 27-year-old is hoping his spell in county cricket can help him push for further international honours with New Zealand.
He said: “It all happened pretty quickly but I’m delighted to be here at Derbyshire. It’s also a chance for me to develop my game and putting my hand up for greater honours with the Black Caps.
“It’s a great opportunity and it’s also another challenge to play for a team where you’re expected to turn up and take wickets. It’s a great benefit to have the likes of Wahab [Riaz] and Ravi [Rampaul] in the side as well with their calm heads.
Ferguson added: “If you bowl at pace that’s great but it can also go at the same speed to the boundary which I’ve been on the back of quite a few times. The slow ball seems to be gripping quite nicely and I’ve still got the bumper which I’m trying to use effectively.
“I’ll get a wicket sometime with it but as long as batsman know I’ve got a bumper up my sleeve it keeps them back and then the slower ball becomes more effective.”
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