Left-arm bowling all-rounder Axar Patel on Monday has signed for English county cricket team Durham to play six first-class matches to be played in August.
The 24-year-old is unlikely to get a chance to play the test series against England and will polish his skills by playing county cricket.
Axar will make his debut against Glamorgan on August 19 in Swansea.
"Thanks a lot @DurhamCricket for the welcome. Look forward to my first experience in County cricket," Axar Patel tweeted.
The left-arm all rounder has so far represented India in 38 One Day Internationals and have taken 45 wickets. He has also played 11 T20 Internationals with 9 wickets in his bag.