Netherlands all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe has been snapped up for the 2018 Hong Kong T20 blitz.

Van Der Merwe - who turns 33 on New Year's Eve - has enjoyed great success in the format over the years, playing at international level for both South Africa and The Netherlands.

He has also featured for Brisbane Heat, Delhi Daredevils, St Lucia Zouks, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Northerns, Titans and Somerset.

He will be playing in the competition for the Hung Hm JD Jaguars alongside Aussie batting sensation Chris Lynn.

Other overseas players confirmed for the February tournament include Hasan Ali, and West Indians Dwayne Smith and Darren Sammy.