Australia batsman David Hussey has confirmed that he will stay with Nottinghamshire until the end of the season.
Hussey's original commitment ran to the end of August but he is now contracted to see out the campaign and will make his first appearance tomorrow against Sussex Sharks in the Yorkshire Bank 40 at Trent Bridge.
He will take over the captaincy of the team throughout the Friends Life t20, with Notts Outlaws set to open their campaign at home to Leicestershire Foxes on Friday week.
"I'm very lucky to enjoy a great reception from Nottinghamshire fans and there are a even couple of regulars in the front row of the pavilion who write to me throughout the winter to let me know what's happening at the club," said Hussey.
"I'm very biased but, for me, Trent Bridge is the best ground in England. The atmosphere here is second to none and my memories of playing international matches here are great ones, even though I was on the losing side both times.
"It's a great honour to represent this club as captain but it gives Chris Read a bit of a break as well because he does the hard stuff in the championship."
Notts Outlaws are yet to win the Friends Life t20 although the presence of Hussey in an explosive batting line up will strengthen their position as credible contenders.
"I'm hoping to go all the way in the Friends Life t20 because that's the Nottinghamshire mindset," said Hussey.
"We've got a fantastic squad led by Alex Hales and Michael Lumb who are two of the greatest Twenty20 batsmen in the world.
"Teams are executing their death bowling better than ever in Twenty20 cricket and batsmen are hitting different areas so captains have to react to that with imaginative field placings as things are moving on all the time."