FORMER England cricketer Mark Ramprakash will play at Newclose next month.
Ramprakash, 42, has replaced Australian all-rounder, Ian Harvey, who has withdrawn from the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) squad to face Hampshire in two Twenty20 matches due to injury.
The PCA squad now contains nine former England test players, including skipper Paul Nixon, fast bowler Devon Malcolm, together with all-rounders Alex Tudor and Phil De Freitas.
New Zealand’s pugnacious batsman, Lou Vincent, will also be playing.
Team manager, Paul Prichard, said: "We have assembled a strong side because Hampshire are bringing over their first-team squad.
"They’ve stated these matches will form an essential part of their build-up to the T20 competition and they will be taking them very seriously."
Head of cricket at Newclose, Hugh Griffiths, said: "With Island stars Danny Briggs and David Griffiths almost certain to be included in the Hampshire squad, it should be a wonderful day’s cricket."