In big news this morning, Lancashire have confirmed that star Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer will be joining the red rose over the summer as they compete for the Royal London Cup.
Iyer who holds a List-A average of 44.21 in 94 games to go with 6 centuries and 23 half-centuries, will dramatically improve the Lancashire batting lineup.
The Royal London Cup has been relegated to the role of the ugly step-child as the Hundred takes centre stage over the summer. However if more teams can sign players of Iyer's calibre, then plenty of people will be interested.
Iyer who was born in Mumbai was spotted at the age of just 12 and quickly rose through the ranks of domestic and then international cricket.
Perhaps better known for his exploits in T20 cricket as captain of the Delhi Capitals, Iyer is a fine batsman all-around and his technique lends itself to making runs all around the ground. His first-class average of 52.18 for Mumbai shows he has plenty of talent for the long-ball game, although he's yet to make his maiden test bow for India, although he does have a test wicket to his name as he run out Australian Stephen O'Keefe as a substitute fielder back in 2017.
This is exciting for Lancashire and exciting for the English summer in general.