Derbyshire CCC has agreed terms with Cheteshwar Pujara that will see the Indian Test star join the county as their overseas player for the final run in of the LV= County Championship season.
Subject to final approvals and completion of paperwork, Pujara is set to return to England, where he will gain valuable experience of English county cricket competing in the final four weeks of the Championship season.
Pujara has played 24 Test matches, scoring 1,872 runs at an average of 49.26 and a highest score of 206. The 26-year-old has a first-class average of 58, hitting 8,077 runs in 98 matches.
Meanwhile, Derbyshire have brought former player Wayne White, 28, in on loan until the end of the season.
The Lancashire all-rounder represented the county in 11 first-class matches between 2005 and 2008, joining Lancashire in 2013 after a successful spell with Leicestershire.
Elite performance director Graeme Welch said: “Wayne is a talented home-grown player who has gone away and proved himself in county cricket since coming through the ranks at Derbyshire. He now returns a more experienced and more complete cricketer and – as a Derbyshire lad – he’ll certainly be giving it his all.
“This loan agreement gives Wayne the opportunity to showcase himself by turning in some impressive performances.”