Date of birth: 4 May 1983, New South Wales, Australia

Nottinghamshire First-Class Debut: 22 May 2016 v Hampshire (Southampton)

2017 T20 Blast-winning captain Dan Christian has agreed a deal to skipper the Notts Outlaws in the competition for two more seasons.

The Australian all-rounder will lead the side into action in defence of the title they won for the first time in September when the 2018 campaign gets underway against Birmingham Bears at Trent Bridge on Wednesday 4 July.

Christian, 34, will also return in 2019 for what will be his fourth summer in a row as Outlaws captain, having first joined the Club in 2015 under James Taylor’s stewardship.

In helping the Outlaws win their first Finals Day this summer, Christian scored 356 runs at an average of 35.60 and with a strike rate of 153.44, as well as taking 11 wickets at 23.54, with an economy rate of 9.65.

Born in New South Wales, he has played for his home state, South Australia and Victoria, as well as a number of different Big Bash franchises.

Christian was part of the Hobart Hurricanes side which reached the final of Australia’s Big Bash League in 2017/18, where they came runners-up to the Adelaide Strikers.