Fascinating news breaking this morning, with Jeevan Mendis announced as the other half of our overseas pairing for next summer.
An aggressive left-hand batsman and right arm leg-spin bowler, Mendis is a signing that few will have seen coming but should be both intrigued and impressed by. A genuine all rounder, with a batting average in the top thirties and a bowling one in the mid-twenties, he could be quite special.
He will play at the start of the season and will form an exciting spin pairing with Imran Tahir. Matt Critchley must feel that Christmas has come early, to work with two quality purveyors of his art.
More from me later, but a player who has made his reputation in the world T20 competitions now has a chance to build one in this country.
Thirty-three years old, he has a lot of experience, once again fitting the bill for the type of man Kim Barnett set out to sign.
He's delivered too, and deserves congratulations for conducting his business smoothly and with the minimum of fuss.
More from me - and an in depth look at the signing - later.