Action movies fan Neil Carter hopes to be the star of his own thriller at the Stanford Super Series.
The Warwickshire all-rounder found himself on the plane to Antigua with Middlesex on Sunday, after becoming a last-minute loan signing in place of departed pace-man Dirk Nannes.
Carter confesses to liking the escapades of James Bond, Rambo etc, and enjoys being similarly explosive on the cricket field.
While the South-African doesn't possess the 90mph pace of Nannes, he is a much more destructive hitter than the Australian, who proved something of a rabbit with the bat during his stint at Lord's.
Consequently, Carter hopes to be given licence to thrill while scaring the living daylights out of opponents England, Trinidad & Tobago and the Stanford World X1.
"I'm an action movie man," he said, "and that's what I like to do on the field - bring a bit of action. The highlight packages guy - that's me."
It's quite a boast from a player who averages just 18 with the bat and 23 with the ball in his Twenty20 career.
Crucially, however, his runs have been made very quickly, with 44 sixes and 93 fours on his competition record. And if his one appearance in a Lord's final is anything to go by, he won't be phased by the big occasion either.
In the 2005 C&G Cup Final he took 5-66 and scored 32 from 25 balls in the Bears' narrow defeat to Hampshire.
The one time lodger of Seaxes quick Alan Richardson, when they were team-mates in the Midlands, could either bat in the middle order or be used as a pinch-hitter in search of early boundaries.
The prospect of opening against Steve Harmison & Co doesn't faze the 32-year-old.
"I've opened in Twenty20 cricket for the last four or five years so it's not a role that's new to me," he said. ..SUPL: