Warwickshire have signed former England bowling all-rounder Tim Bresnan from Yorkshire.
The 35-year-old will join up with his new side on loan for the rest of the 2020 season – subject to ECB clearance – before a two-year deal takes him to the end of the 2022 season.
It was announced earlier this month that Bresnan’s 19-year playing career at the White Rose would be coming to an end immediately. As part of his loan deal, he will not have the opportunity to play against his former club this season.
Bresnan, a two-time Ashes winner with England, was part of the Yorkshire side that won consecutive County Championship titles in 2014 and 2015.
“With multiple trophies to his name, Tim is a winner and he knows exactly what it takes to perform and to ultimately succeed at the highest level,” said Paul Farbrace, Warwickshire’s sport director.
“He has vast experience of bowling in the powerplays and of closing out games with the ball and bat in both white-ball formats. In first-class cricket, he has the ability to bowl long and challenging spells and also produce game-changing innings.
“With several young, homegrown players coming through, we also see Tim’s experience as a great asset to help these players understand what is required to reach their potential and be part of a Warwickshire team that can challenge for trophies. Having him on board is a fantastic move for the Club.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Warwickshire,” said Bresnan. “It’s a club that I’ve always admired, and I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed playing at Edgbaston with Yorkshire and England.
“I’ve had some great conversations with Paul Farbrace about the way that he plans to take the club forwards, and I see this move as a great fit for both of us. I have still got a strong desire to continuing playing at the top level and to win, so hopefully I can pass on a bit of my experience to the young players who are coming through.”