Notts Outlaws Twenty20 captain David Hussey arrived at Trent Bridge today and signalled his intent to make an immediate impression in the LV= County Championship and the Friends Provident t20.
Hussey will bat at number four when Nottinghamshire begin their four day game against Kent at Tunbridge Wells from Friday and has been entrusted with leading the team in Twenty20 cricket following a string of conversations with Director of Cricket Mick Newell and Club Captain Chris Read.
“Mick gave me a call during the World Twenty20 and said that he wanted me to captain the side and I jumped at the chance once I established that I’d be doing it with Chris Read’s blessing,” said Hussey.
“I’m a very loyal person and Mick and Chris have become good friends of mine and they feel that handing me the captaincy for our Twenty20 matches will be good for the team and allow Chris to focus on batting and keeping.
“I’ve had a hectic month with the ICC World Twenty20 and getting married to Kristy but I’m here now and I’m focussed on doing well for Notts.”
Hussey first represented Notts in 2004 and has been the first port of call for the overseas slot ever since. His rise to prominence with the Australian national team has limited his appearances in recent seasons but in Hussey and his compatriot Dirk Nannes, the Outlaws have some serious Twenty20 firepower.
“Trent Bridge has become my second home and I got the buzz back as soon as I strolled on to the turf this morning,” said Hussey.
“This is a great place to play and the talent that we have in the squad is fantastic. Ali Brown and Matt Wood are great Twenty20 batsmen, Paul Franks is in the form of his life and we’ve got five international players on our books who appeared in the World Twenty20 final last month.
“We’ll play an aggressive brand of Twenty20 cricket and I’m particularly looking forward to renewing local rivalries and taking on Derbyshire at Trent Bridge on Friday 11th June.”
Tickets purchased in advance for Notts Outlaws Friends Provident t20 matches at Trent Bridge cost £12 for adults, £7 for under 16s and senior citizens and £31 for families (two adults and two children).
Under 16s will be able to watch Notts take on Worcestershire Royals on Sunday 13th June for just £1 when they buy their tickets in advance from trentbridge.co.uk or the ticket hotline (0844 8118711).