Drakes, who was an unused member of Gujarat Titans’ title-winning squad at the IPL, is set to make his debut on Friday night against Durham at Headingley, with Shadab returning to Pakistan for their ODI series against West Indies.
“We are delighted to welcome Dominic to Yorkshire for the next four T20 games and we may also look at playing him in the Championship game against Hampshire,” Darren Gough, Yorkshire’s director of cricket, said.
“He’s a very talented young player having just arrived from the IPL where he was part of the winning Gujarat Titans squad. As a left-arm bowler and a destructive left-handed batter he offers another great option for our squad.”
While Shadab is due to return to Leeds after that series, Haris is not expected to return. “Haris has made a huge impact for the club during his time with us,” Gough said. “His talent is clear to see and I’m sure he has the skills required to forge a brilliant career in Test match cricket, to go alongside his well-established exploits in white-ball cricket.”
Yorkshire have started the Blast season with a win, a tie and a shock defeat at home to Leicestershire and have been hit hard by England call-ups. Joe Root and Harry Brook are on Test duty, while Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid and David Willey will all miss games for the ODI series against the Netherlands in mid-June.