ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Aaron Hardie of the Scorchers and Alex Carey of the Strikers during the Men's Big Bash League match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Perth Scorchers at Adelaide Oval, on January 20, 2023, in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/Getty Images)

Australia all-rounder Aaron Hardie has agreed to a two-month spell in the Vitality Blast and County Championship competitions.

The 25-year-old Hardie has agreed to re-join Surrey after making only four appearances for them in the 2022 season.

During this time, he played a key role in Surrey achieving Championship success and hit the winning runs in the game against Yorkshire to provide the club with the title - he was one half of a match-winning 81-run stand in the final innings.

On the international level, Hardie has played four ODIs and six T20Is for Australia throughout his career. Most recently, he was called into Australia's T20I squad in their ongoing matches against the West Indies.

"I'm stoked to come back to Surrey this summer," Aaron Hardie said.

"I loved my time at the Club in 2022 and got a real sense of what it means to wear the Three Feathers.

"I'm ready to chip in and support the team with bat or ball and do my bit in trying to bring more success to south London."

Set to play three rounds of the County Championship and the group stage of the Vitality Blast, Surrey will be hoping that he isn't called in Australia's T20 World Cup squad that takes place in June.

"It's great to have Aaron back at the Kia Oval as his character and all round skills in both red and white ball cricket will be an excellent addition to our squad," said Surrey's Director of Cricket Alec Stewart.

"He already knows our dressing room from his time with us in 2022 and I'm very confident he will show everyone why he is so highly regarded in Australia."

Surrey will kick off their Vitality Blast season on May 30 against Hampshire.