Strabane have signed North County opening bowler Usman Azhar.

Usman enjoyed a prolific campaign with the Leinster side last season taking 44 wickets at 16.33 helping them to win the Irish National Cup.

His arrival will help offset the loss of the affable Ehtesham Ahmed who is returning to play in Dublin this season.

The Red Caps are also in the hunt for a new professional, running their eyes over a number of viable options, but visa issues could well limit their choice.