Neil Wagner took 31 wickets for Essex last year

New Zealand seamer Neil Wagner will re-join county champions Essex in May.

The 31-year-old is available for all formats and has signed until the end of July, though he could extend his stay until the end of the campaign.

He began last season with the Chelmsford side and returned for their final three County Championship games as they lifted the title.

“We have been working hard on bringing Neil back for a while,” said Essex head coach Anthony McGrath.