Nottinghamshire and England batsman Alex Hales has joined Melbourne Renegades to play in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 competition.
Opener Hales, 24, replaces injured West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels.
"The contact came out of the blue, but it's a great opportunity to join a team who are flying in the competition," Hales
told Nottinghamshire's website.
"I've played a lot of cricket recently and I feel in good nick so hopefully I can make a difference."
Hales, who has played
14 T20 internationals for England,
is set to make his debut on Wednesday in his new side's final group game.
Samuels was injured when he top-edged a delivery and damaged his eye socket against local rivals Melbourne Stars in a fiery group game which saw
Shane Warne fined and banned for clashing with the Jamaican batsman.
Renegades coach Simon Helmot added: "Alex has just turned 24, but he's already an accomplished T20 batsman who has taken apart international attacks all over the world."