In March 2016, Essex announced the signing of Matt Dixon, an Australian fast bowler with a British Passport who is available for all formats.
Dixon had good pedigree, representing Australia U17s & U19s in his short career to date. A right arm fast bowler, Dixon will add extra depth to a bowling attack. He played in the Perth Scorchers final group match of the Big Bash League, taking 3/32, including the wickets of Luke Wright & Kevin Pietersen.
The opening-bowler has been slightly on the periphery of the First XI squad since his arrival, but whenever given an opportunity in red or white-ball cricket he has shown his capabilities at the highest level.