Cape Town - English county club Worcestershire have signed Proteas all-rounder Wayne Parnell as their overseas player for the conclusion of the T20 Blast and a block of four County Championship matches.
The 28-year-old will replace Australia's Travis Head for the block of the season from August 1 through to September 17.
Parnell will be available for the final six T20 Blast matches and, should the Rapids qualify, the knockout stages of the T20 competition including finals day.
The Proteas all-rounder will also be part of the Worcestershire squad for four Championship games.
Parnell, who has been out of the mix in the national squad, has played six Tests, 65 ODIs and 40 T20Is for the Proteas to date.
Worcestershire CCC head coach Kevin Sharp is delighted to have signed the Cape Cobra player for a key part of their campaign.
"Wayne is a quality performer and proven at international level, a top notch bowler but someone who can bat as well and has scored a couple of first class hundreds," Sharp told the county's website.
Parnell had a successful spell with Kent, then earned his Test breakthrough against England in January 2010.