Kent opener Daniel Bell-Drummond has jetted out to Barbados to play in the North v South series before captaining the MCC against county champions Essex.
The 24-year-old will take part in the 50-over curtain-raiser after qualifying through his performances in the South Group of the Royal London One-Day Cup last summer.
He will re-acclimatise to Caribbean conditions after a fortnight’s break at home between the FGS Plant Tour and the three-match North v Series on 18-22 March.
Following that, the Kent Cricket Academy graduate will skipper the MCC side in a four-day pink-ball match against 2017 county champions Essex.
The Lewisham-born batsman said: “I’ve never been to Barbados before so I’m looking forward to playing there.
“I had a really enjoyable experience with the South team in Dubai last season and hopefully I can match that.
“It will be great to work alongside the likes of Mark Ramprakash in the South series and Paul Collingwood in the MCC match.”
“It’s also a good opportunity to get some match practice against the pink ball as I haven’t faced it much.
“I fared OK against Notts last year and we have another day-night Specsavers County Championship match this season so hopefully it won’t be big a deal for me.”