Australia batsman David Hussey is set for an eighth spell with Nottinghamshire after being appointed as captain for the club's Friends Life T20 challenge.
Hussey, who made his Nottinghamshire debut in 2004, will also be available for five LV= County Championship matches and four Clydesdale Bank 40 matches.
And he is relishing a return to Trent Bridge, saying: "There are lots of things I enjoy about playing for Notts but the characters in the dressing room, the atmosphere at Trent Bridge and the fact that the team are always competitive are the main reasons.
"Captaining Notts Outlaws is something that I really enjoy and my method is to try and think two overs ahead of everybody else and to bring some stability in pressure situations.
"I have a great relationship with Mick Newell and Chris Read and we have some good discussions about how we want to play things.
"When I look at the squad I think that there is the potential for us to make it to Finals Day, but also to mount a serious challenge in the Championship.
"I played all of the championship-winning season in 2005 and contributed in 2010 and those trophies rank amongst the best achievements of my career."
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