Australian batsman Adam Voges has agreed to a four-month stint with Nottinghamshire.

Voges has already enjoyed four spells at Trent Bridge and played a central role in securing the LV= County Championship trophy in 2010 and scored 680 runs in the competition last season.

He will be available for the LV= County Championship match against Sussex at Hove from Friday 25 May and will remain with Nottinghamshire until the end of the season.

“Adam has been very dependable for us in recent seasons and his form in Australia has been excellent,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“He’ll come into the side around the time we expect to lose the likes of Samit Patel, Alex Hales and James Taylor to international duty and he will be keen to score runs in all formats.”

Newell approached David Hussey and VVS Laxman with a view to filling the overseas slot from the start of the season but the availability of Michael Lumb who will be on standby for the IPL rather than travel to the tournament has effectively ended the search for an additional signing.

“Michael will be available to us for longer than we expected given that he doesn’t expect to feature in the Indian Premier League,” said Newell.

“I’ve got a clear idea as to where Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, James Taylor and Samit Patel will fit into the batting order and it’s up to Neil Edwards, Riki Wessels, Karl Turner and Steven Mullaney to make a claim for the remaining places.

“Our tour of Barbados will have a big impact on the make-up of our team and I expect to name the same team for our game against Loughborough University as the one that will face Worcestershire in our first competitive match.”