Dutch-Australian pace bowler Dirk Nannes has signed a deal to represent Notts Outlaws in the revamped Friends Provident T20.

Nannes led Middlesex’s attack when they won the Twenty20 Cup in 2008 and is the all-time leading wicket taker in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 competition.

He was part of the Netherlands team that beat England in the opening game of the ICC World Twenty20 and made his debut for Australia in their One Day International against Scotland in August.

“I regard Dirk as the most effective Twenty20 bowler in the world and he will be a great addition to our attack given the wealth of experience he possesses,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“The likes of Ali Brown, David Hussey, Samit Patel, Alex Hales and Chris Read will provide good depth to our Twenty20 batting line-up so bolstering the bowling unit was always going to be the priority when we were considering our recruitment plans.

“Dirk has got good pace, he can bowl left-arm around the wicket and he bowls a good yorker which will come into play at the end of the innings. His achievements in the IPL underline his pedigree and we’re signing him at the peak of his powers.”

Nannes has represented Delhi Daredevils since the inception of the Indian Premier League and chose to represent them in the Champions League having also qualified with Victoria Bushrangers.

“I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to come and play for Nottinghamshire next year and to have the familiar faces of past team mates Hussey and Pattinson lining up alongside me as well as respected former opposition,” said Nannes.

“Nottinghamshire is a proud club, and has been highly recommended to me by former players and opposition alike. I have no doubt it will be a great season, and I am looking forward to the challenge of trying to win another Twenty20 title.”