Durham have signed Australia one-day batsman David Warner as their overseas player for this year's Twenty20 Cup.
The left-hander will arrive in the north east towards the end of May after playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.
Warner has played six one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches for his country after a dramatic rise to prominence with New South Wales.
He smashed 89 from 43 balls against South Africa in his Twenty20 debut but was dropped for the final two matches of the Chappell-Hadlee Series with New Zealand.
"I've heard great things about Durham and I'm delighted to be joining them later this year," Warner said.
"The team has done really well recently and I want to be able to play a major role in making sure that success continues.
"I enjoy playing Twenty20 cricket and to be brought in especially to play in the UK's domestic competition is a real honour and challenge."
Warner will play in the domestic competition before making way for Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who will arrive in June after completing his international commitments with the West Indies.