Lancashire sign up Khawaja

  • Last Updated: June 6 2014, 23:50 BST

Lancashire have signed Australia Test batsman Usman Khawaja as their overseas player for the remainder of the season.

Usman Khawaja: Has joined Lancashire
Usman Khawaja: Has joined Lancashire

Khawaja, 27, played the last of his nine Tests in Australia's defeat at Chester-le-Street last summer - the match in which England clinched the 2013 Ashes.

The Pakistan-born left-hander has previously played for Derbyshire, and has scored almost 5,000 first-class runs at an average of more than 41.

Lancashire confirmed his impending arrival on their official Twitter feed, which read: "Welcome to @EmiratesOT @Uz-Khawaja!! Australia international batsman joins @LancsCCC as overseas player."

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