Northamptonshire have re-signed former skipper Kyle Coetzer for this season’s T20 Blast campaign.
While the outfit has signed Coetzer to bolster their batting options, the Scotland captain will be with the squad for a short period.
The batsman, meanwhile, had already been added to the squad for the home game against Nottinghamshire Outlaws. He was with the side from 2011 to 2015, helping them win the title in 2013.
During the victorious campaign, he was the team’s second highest run-scorer in the competition with 337 runs at 30.63.
Northamptonshire coach, David Ripley welcomed the signing and is hopeful the addition would help the injury-hit side.
“Kyle is a good T20 player,” he said. “With us missing a few experienced players through injury having someone like Kyle in the squad will be good for us.”
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Kyle back to the County Ground for the next few weeks,” he added.
Northamptonshire are without several of their key players for the season. Rob Keogh (tendon injury in finger), Adam Rossington (broken thumb) and Rob Newton (calf injury) are currently out of action.
Meanwhile, Coetzer recently impressed in Scotland’s historic win over England in the one-off ODI. He had scored a brisk half-century that led the foundation for the team’s big total.
Scotland had gone on to beat England by six runs after scoring a mammoth 371.
So far, he has featured in 44 T20Is and had 1035 runs at a strike rate of 120.91. In 106 T20s so far, he has amassed an impressive 2324 runs while scoring them at a strike rate of 114.14.
Northamptonshire, meanwhile, will be looking to register their first win of the season after losing their opening clash of the tournament to Leicestershire by four wickets.