Australian Martin Love is a player with superb pedigree in all forms of the game.
He averages just over 50 in first class cricket and has scored runs on both sides of the globe.
He made his Sheffield Shield debut at the tender age of 18 and led his side to their first Shield victory in 68 years in the 1994-5 season.
He made his test debut in the Ashes against England on Boxing Day 2002 after blazing two double centuries against the tourists for his native Queensland.
Love made a maiden test century against Bangladesh in 2003 but the vagaries of form and age soon had the selectors looking elsewhere.
The former Northamptonshire star also has a fine County record. He played for Durham for two seasons setting club record scores of 251 and 273.
He was released by Northamptonshire at the end of the 2005 season, after ending the year as the county's leading batsman with 1345 runs.
Warwickshire were quick to replace the recently-retired Nick Knight at the end of the 2006 season and signed Love on a one-year deal for 2007.
However, he suffered an injury which meant he was no longer available for the season.