British passport holder Daniel Worrall has signed for Gloucestershire as an overseas player.
The 26-year-old swing bowler plays for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield and Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.
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A holder of three ODI caps for Australia, he will feature in the County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup during the 2018 season before departing on 2nd July.
"It has been a long-held ambition of mine to play county cricket and I am grateful to Gloucestershire for providing me with a chance to do that," said Worrall. "I have heard only positive things about the potential of the squad being developed at Bristol and look forward to contributing to a successful 2018.
"I believe that I will be suited to bowling well in English conditions and I can't wait to get started."
Worrall has previously played for Leicestershire's second XI and follows South Australia team-mate Joe Mennie as a new import for the upcoming season.
Mennie, who has won Test and 50-over caps, has signed a season-long deal with Lancashire.
Of Worrall, Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson said: "It's great to have Dan joining us for the first part of the season. I've had some really positive feedback regarding his bowling, which should suit English conditions.
"He bowls a full length with decent pace and has good one-day skills. He will add depth and experience to our bowling attack for the start of the season. We're all looking forward to having him here in Bristol."
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