Brisbane Heat foundation captain James Hopes is back on board for BBL|05!
The bustling all-rounder will play his 15th season of first-class cricket in 2015-16, while he has also signed on for another season with the Heat.
This year he will handover the captain's armband but is expected to play a leading role in the squad.
Hopes has had a glittering domestic and international career, leading the Bulls to Sheffield Shield and One-Day titles, while he was also skipper during BBL|02 when the Heat took out the title, however he was unfortunately injured for the final.
His resume includes 84 One-Day Internationals and 12 T20Is for Australia, plus 87 T20 games in the Big Bash League, Champions League and Indian Premier League.
Hopes' sporting prowess extends further than cricket, playing off single figures in golf.
He married his American sweetheart Maria in Denver, Colorado in the winter of 2012 and is an unabashed Denver Broncos NFL fan.
In Australia, his loyalties all lay with the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL, having spent his formative years in Townsville and Cairns.
He's playing as well as ever and his experience in tight games should be crucial.