Leicestershire have signed Australia opener Marcus Harris for his or her County Championship and Royal London Cup campaigns.
Harris returned to the Australia aspect in January when he partnered David Warner within the last match of the sequence towards India in Brisbane, his first Check since being dropped in the course of the 2019 Ashes.
Within the Sheffield Protect this season he has scored 516 runs at 64.50 together with 239 when he shaped a document partnership of 486 with Will Pucovski. Harris will be a part of Leicestershire when Victoria’s season finishes.
“I’m delighted to have signed for Leicestershire and can’t wait to rise up and operating inside English home cricket,” Harris stated. “To play home cricket in England has all the time been an ambition of mine.”
Leicestershire coach Paul Nixon stated: “Marcus is a high-class opening batsman and can add each high quality expertise to the highest of our batting order. He has a superb first-class document within the Sheffield Protect.
“He has represented Australia on the highest stage within the check match enviornment and also will add a high-class choice to our 50-over aspect, which additionally matches the invoice with Colin Ackermann successful choice for Manchester Originals within the Hundred.”
The membership beforehand introduced that South Africa allrounder Wiaan Mulder wouldn’t be taking over his contract on account of uncertainty across the worldwide schedule.
Harris is the newest in an extended listing of Australian gamers securing county golf equipment, both new ones or offers delayed from final season as a result of pandemic, together with Billy Stanlake becoming a member of Derbyshire and Cameron Bancroft returning to Durham.