Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen has set his sights on an England call-up after being granted UK citizenship.
The South African-born batsman, 31, has scored more than 8,500 runs in all competitions, 1,046 of them in last season's County Championship.
"I know there is a lot of hard work ahead in terms of scoring runs, particularly this season, but also over the next few years," said Madsen.
"If I continue to do well it gives me an opportunity to represent England."
Madsen, who has been with Derbyshire since 2009, will lead the team in their season-opening County Championship Division Two match against Lancashire on 19 April.
The right-hander signed a new deal in 2013 to keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.