Nepalese leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been named as the final piece of the Hobart Hurricanes' puzzle for BBL10.
The 20-year-old, who played for the Melbourne Stars in the past two seasons, has taken 26 wickets at an average of 19.8 during his 20 matches in the green and is eager to join the Hurricanes' squad in January.
"I am humbled and honoured to join the Hobart Hurricanes family for BBL10," he said.
"I have always got a lot of love and support in Australia and the premium quality of competition in Big Bash is exciting.
"I can't wait to play at the Blundstone Arena!"
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During his time at the Stars, Lamichhane ventured across Bass Strait three times - twice to play in Hobart and the other a rain-affected game in Launceston last season - enjoying best figures of 3-24 in his maiden trip to his new home ground - Bellerive Oval.
The young star is one of five international recruits for the 'Canes this season, joining Englishman Dawid Malan and West Indian Keemo Paul as full-time players while England's Will Jacks and South Africa's Colin Ingram are the side's replacement players.
Head coach Adam Griffith said the spinner will bring an x-factor to Tasmania's team.
"We have seen how Sandeep can change a game with his mystery spin, and he can bowl at any stage of the innings," he said.
"He's a proven wicket taker who will add yet another dimension to our bowling group."
Hurricanes general manager Scott Barnes also sang his praises, noting the value of Lamichhane's signing goes beyond what the mystery spinner can do with the ball.
"We've seen over the previous two seasons how Sandeep has lit up the field with both his bowling, but his infectious personality as well," Barnes said.
"Whilst this season is going to be one a bit out of the ordinary, we are hopeful our Tasmanian-based members and fans may have the opportunity to see him live in action later in the season."
His signing caps off an action-packed period for the Hurricanes, having secured the signatures of Paul, Australian Test captain Tim Paine, Nick Winter, Tim David, Jacks and Ingram since November 11.
Lamichhane will be joined in the spin department by 18-year-old Victorian Wil Parker, who joined the Hurricanes in October, while former Stars teammate Peter Handscomb will be a familiar face for the new-comer as the pair potentially rekindle their bowler-keeper partnership, given the Canes' wicket-keeping depth.
The side have five listed wicket-keepers - Jake Doran, Handscomb, Ben McDermott, Paine and Matthew Wade - four of which have stood behind the stumps at an international level.
The Hurricanes' first match kicks off the season on December 10 with a clash against the Sydney Sixers at Bellerive Oval before they remain in the Tasmanian hub for four games including a December 15 showing against Adelaide Strikers at UTAS Stadium, which will have 50 per cent capacity in attendance.