Sussex have signed South Africa paceman Wayne Parnell for the second half of the 2011 season.
The 21-year-old will take over from Pakistan bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan as the county's overseas player in June, pending approval from Cricket South Africa.
Parnell has already represented the Proteas in all three formats of the game and played for Kent as a teenager in 2009.
He took seven wickets on his debut in the County Championship and also impressed with some powerful late-order batting.
"We are delighted that one of South Africa's brightest talents has joined us. He will give us not only a wicket-taking threat, but the potential for valuable runs," Sussex's professional cricket manager Mark Robinson said.
"I'm very excited about the prospect of playing for Sussex," added Parnell, who is in the South Africa squad for the upcoming World Cup.
"I believe it will be a great learning curve and I will definitely gain more experience playing alongside some seasoned professionals as well as international cricketers. I'm really looking forward to the challenge of winning trophies for Sussex CCC."