Nathan Rimmington: Hampshire sign paceman as T20 cover

Hampshire have signed Australian pace bowler Nathan Rimmington for the T20 Blast on a match-by-match contract.

The 31-year-old, who joins as cover for Kyle Abbott, is set to make his debut at the Ageas Bowl against Middlesex on Friday.

Abbott is leaving to join the South Africa Test squad in Sri Lanka, but is expected to return later in the season.

Rimmington has an impressive domestic T20 record, with 60 wickets in 51 games at an average of 20.45.

The Queenslander is also a useful lower-order batsman, with a first-class century to his credit, and has also played for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.