Derbyshire have signed experienced all-rounder, Samit Patel, on a two-year contract.
Patel has enjoyed a stellar county career in the East Midlands with Nottinghamshire, scoring more than 25,000 all-formats runs and claiming more than 900 wickets, while he has also picked up 60 England caps.
A tricky left-arm spinner, Patel has the second-most Vitality Blast wickets in history, with 208 at an average of 26.34 and an economy of 7.35, while his 4,217 runs put him in the top ten for all-time run-scorers in the competition.
Patel said: “I’ve spent many years playing against Derbyshire and in the last couple of seasons, you can really see what Mickey is trying to do with the Club. I think I can come in and help with that.
“I’m a proud professional, I’m someone who wants to win and I wouldn’t have come to Derbyshire at this stage in my career if I didn’t think we could do something special.”