South Africa pair Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw quit international cricket to sign Kolpak deals with Hampshire.
Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson hopes to force his way into England's one-day plans for the year ahead while in India.
Hampshire and England bowler Reece Topley will have an operation on his left shoulder after an injury setback.
Hampshire are refusing to comment on a potential long-term Kolpak deal for South Africa bowler Kyle Abbott.
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