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The former England international will join the franchise seven matches into the new season for his first taste of Big Bash cricket
The former England international will join the franchise seven matches into the new season for his first taste of Big Bash cricket.
Gurney, 32, played alongside fellow Renegade Dan Christian at Notts Outlaws and revealed the Aussie's influence in his decision to sign.
"Dan spoke very positively about the competition so to get an opportunity to come and play with the Renegades is something I'm really grateful for," Gurney said.
"I've had a fair bit of experience in T20 cricket in England so I'm really excited to test myself in Australian conditions.
Harry Gurney has signed up with Melbourne Renegades
"I have admired the BBL from afar for a few years and am thrilled to get an opportunity to play in the comp.
"There is plenty of talent in the Renegades squad so hopefully I can come in and play my role for the team and help us have a strong season."
Gurney will replace 24-year-old Pakistani seamer Usman Khan Shinwari, whose arrival was also revealed by the Renegades on Wednesday, midway through the term.
"We wanted to add in a left-arm seam option to provide some added variation to our attack and Harry and Usman will certainly provide that," head coach Andrew McDonald said.
"They'll complement our bowling unit really well and give us plenty of options throughout the innings."
The acquisition of the two left-armers completes the Renegades' pre-season business.