Paul Stirling has signed for the Northants Steelbacks for part of the 2020 Blast.

The 'Belfast Blaster' was the leading run scorer in T20 International cricket in 2019, as well as topping the run scorers in last year's successful T20 World Cup Qualifiers.

的知 thrilled to be playing for the Steelbacks in this year痴 Blast, Stirling told the Northants website.

的t痴 a good wicket and the boundaries are small so I知 excited to entertain the people of Northampton.

的 know a few of the guys very well and in Rosso and Cobby they have good leaders as captains at the club. I would like to thank David Ripley for showing faith in me and I知 hoping we can win the trophy come September.

Stirling has 10 years of experience with Middlesex, and Northants Coach David Ripley is delighted to have him in the line-up, where he will join forces with West Indian Kieron Pollard.

撤aul brings great experience, skill, and firepower to our line-up. He has a reputation as a great team man and we are looking forward to welcoming him into our dressing room.

滴e値l dovetail with Pollard and be available down the road should we qualify for the quarters and beyond. A special thanks to Cricket Ireland for their assistance in allowing Paul to play a role for us.