Akhil Patel signed a new two-year contract with Nottinghamshire in October 2009.

The 20-year old batsman made his LV= County Championship debut last season and appeared in four NatWest Pro40 fixtures after joining from neighbours Derbyshire.

Following in the footsteps of elder brother Samit has focussed the spotlight on Akhil but he is keen to establish himself in his own right.