Somerset County Cricket Club have announced the signing of right-arm pace bowler Riley Meredith.

The Australian international and Tasmanian fast bowler will join the Club ahead of our opening Vitality Blast fixture and will be available until at least the quarter final stage of the competition.

The 27-year-old has featured in five IT20s for his country, taking eight wickets at an average of 23.50 and has also represented Australia in ODI cricket.

Having experience from the IPL and the Big Bash, Riley has played 91 T20 matches and taken 114 wickets in total, at an average of 25.42 and a best of four for 21.

Upon joining the Club, Riley said: “I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing in English conditions and I can’t wait to get started. Somerset are one of the biggest names in the English domestic game and I’m excited to be able to play a part in their journey this year.

“Somerset are the current Vitality Blast champions and I’ll be doing everything I can to help them retain the title.”