Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is to return to Hampshire this summer for their Twenty20 Cup campaign.
Watson helped the Hawks win the 2005 Friends Provident Trophy during his previous stint at the Rose Bowl.
Hampshire Chairman Rod Bransgrove is delighted to have the Queenslander back.
"Watto was an instant hit with members and fans of Hampshire when he was here in 2004 and I, for one, am very excited at the prospect of seeing him here again this summer,"
This year's Twenty20 final is set to take place at the Rose Bowl in July.