Worcestershire are set to break open the bubbly after finally finding the overseas left-arm paceman they were looking for, highly regarded Australian Doug Bollinger.
The New South Wales fast bowler takes the place of Zaheer Khan, who has been released from a second summer's commitment with Worcestershire to be available for selection for the Indian touring team. And Bollinger will arrive in plenty of time to acclimatise before the county open their season with a Championship game against Durham at New Road on April 18.
Bollinger plays for the same state side as the county's other overseas signing, Phil Jaques. And, having not yet made the breakthrough to international cricket, he comes with the advantage of being around for the whole season, during which Worcestershire naturally hope he will produce the odd Champagne moment.
"We have been looking for a left arm fast bowler to give balance to our attack who is available for the whole season," said Worcestershire's director of cricket, Steve Rhodes.
"Doug fulfils all those criteria, has a strong work ethic and is currently enjoying an excellent season with New South Wales.
"I have personally spoken to both Phil Jaques and Glenn McGrath and they speak very highly of him. Our success last season was a result of our strong team ethic and everything I've heard about Doug leads me to believe he will fit in superbly."
The 25-year-old has yet to uncork his best stuff but he is enjoying a fair season with New South Wales, having taken 22 wickets in five Pura Cup matches this winter at an average of 24.68.
Though his first-class career bowling average is 45 and he has yet to take a five-wicket haul, his potential has seen him selected for Australia A. He has only played 23 first-class games.
"I've heard a lot of good things about Worcestershire and am really looking forward to joining Phil and the team, " said Bollinger. "This is a great opportunity for me and I can assure all the Worcestershire supporters that they will get 100 per cent effort from me."