Former Australian test standouts Michael Hussey and Shane Watson will play one match for the Canterbury Kings in the teams final Twenty20 match this season.

Hussey and Watson arrive in Christchurch next month to play in a trans-Tasman Twenty20 clash for the Sydney Thunder against the Canterbury Kings on December 4, but will then stick around for another few days to play for the Kings against Central Districts on December 6.

Hussey and Watson will be the highest-profile imports to play for Canterbury in the history of T20 in New Zealand.