Lancashire coach Peter Moores is backing Ashwell Prince to finish his first-class career with a flourish this season.
Former South Africa batsman Prince has announced he is to retire at the end of the county season.
The 36-year-old will play his final game for the Warriors in South Africa on Thursday before returning to Old Trafford for the new campaign with Lancashire.
Moores told the Manchester Evening News: "It will be really good to see Ash. He's just an experienced man to have around, someone who's seen it all, been there and done it.
"He's been with us for a decent amount of time, and Ash has always brought a competitive edge.
"Last year, he really started to flow as a batsman, especially against spin. He really dominated situations.
"I'm sure he'll come back hungry from a winter in South Africa ready to play and be a part of a big season with us."
Left-handed batsman Prince played 66 Tests and 52 one-day internationals for South Africa between 2002 and 2011 and has scored almost 16,000 first-class runs during his career.