Nottinghamshire have moved quickly to plug the gap left by David Hussey by signing Australian batsman Adam Voges on a short-term deal.
Hussey shocked the Outlaws by agreeing to play in the Indian Premier League, effectively ruling him out of the start of the season.
That has forced Nottinghamshire to bolster the batting options in his absence.
"Hussey's decision to sign for the IPL was unexpected," said director of cricket Mick Newell.
"We had an agreement with him and were looking forward to seeing him for the whole season, and had to decide whether we wanted him to be a part of our future plans.
"He has assured me that he is still very keen to play for Notts and is expected to arrive at Trent Bridge later in the summer."
Newell sees Voges as an ideal replacement, with the 28-year-old an explosive batsman who hit a 62-ball century for Western Australia.
Newell said: "I'm confident Voges will prove a more than capable replacement.
"He's got an excellent pedigree and should be more or less a straight swap. The aim is for him to slot in at number four in four-day and one-day cricket.
"He's played international cricket for Australia and has a good record with the bat.
"He wants to make a role for himself in county cricket and will have that opportunity with us."