Cricket Tasmania has announced the signing of Lahore Qalandars' young leg-spinning duo, Farzan Raja & Ahsan Mirza.
The pair will train with both the Tasmanian Tigers & Hobart Hurricanes squads throughout the summer in Hobart.
Raja & Mirza firstly impressed the coaches at Cricket Tasmania during the Hurricanes' trip to the Abu Dhabi T20 in rarly October.
In the match between the Hurricanes & Qalandars at the tournament, Farzan Raja took 4/24 to lead his side to a 35-run win.
Last week in Sydney, they impressed again at the Quin Series held between academy or development sides from the Hurricanes, Sydney Thunder & Sixers, Auckland Aces & Qalandars.
Given how the sub-continental spinning stocks continue to rise in the KFC Big Bash League, Adam Griffith and his assistants have been proactive in ensuring their batsmen are well prepared for their season ahead.
"While the rain was coming down at the Shield in Sydney last week, we had a chat about the opportunity to bring these two down," said Griffith.
"It's an opportunity to bring in some skill sets that perhaps we don't have and do something a little bit different.
Adam Griffith said although Raja and Mirza will only train with the squads for now, there's always the possibility for something more down the track.
"If they're bowling well then who knows, we'll look at anybody who is bowling really well. Particularly for Big Bash," he said.
"We'll look at things as they pop up in front of us and if they impress then we'll see."
"They do things with the ball that Australian players aren't raised to do and can't do. Sub-continent players have really good skill and execution and different styles."
"We've got some talent in our group with Johan (Botha) and Clive (Rose) but it'll be preparing for opposition players where these two will have a big impact for us.
"They're both leggies. Farzan is right-arm and Ihsan is left-arm so we've got both angles covered there. I'm excited to see what they can bring."
Farzan Raja was quick to thank those involved in creating this opportunity when he first spoke with media on Tuesday.
"I'd like to thank the Lahore Qalandars for the opportunity to bring us to Sydney for the exciting Quin Series last week."
"I'd also like to thank Cricket Tasmania. This is a very good opportunity for us, to be able to bowl to senior BBL players is amazing.
Both Raja and Mirsa hadn't played much cricket in Pakistan before the Lahore Qalandars held local trials.
"We are a product of those trials held by the Qalandars," said Raja.
"We were hidden otherwise and hadn't experienced cricket much before.
"There's a big opportunity for us to play in the PSL (Pakistan Super League) this year."
Bowling in the nets to Australian Test captain Tim Paine was the highlight of their first day of training at Blundstone Arena.
"Being in the nets with him and sharing a dressing room is amazing for me and Ihsan too, a brilliant learning opportunity."