Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul has joined the Sussex Sharks for this years Friends Life t20 tournament which gets under way at the start of June.
The 27 year old will bolsters the Sharks bowling attack as they look to bounce back after suffering quarter final heart ache after being knocked out by the Nottinghamshire Outlaws.
"I am delighted to be joining Sussex for the 2011 t20 campaign. I am really looking forward to helping the Sharks return to both Finals Day and the Champions League," said Gul.
"Coming to Sussex is a privilege and the chance to follow in the footsteps of other Pakistani greats from Imran Khan to Mushtaq Ahmed, and to Rana Naved in the current team, is very exciting," he added.
Sussex's Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said the County were delighted that Gul had agreed to join them for the Friends Life t20 tournament.
"The prospect of having two of the world’s best t20 bowlers in Rana Naved and Umar, bowling in tandem, is a mouthwatering one," he added.