Australian batsman David Hussey is to return to Nottinghamshire as their overseas player again next season for his fifth full year at the club.
He joined Nottinghamshire in 2004 before he was picked for his country in 2008 and played in the Indian Premier League and he also played a short stint this season, scoring two centuries and a half-century in first-class cricket.
“David is a proven match-winner in all forms of the game and he has made a big impact whenever he has been available to us,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“He was our number one target and he is always keen to play for us when his commitments allow. He’ll lead our batting and we couldn’t ask for a better or more dominant player to do that for us.”
“Nottingham is like a second home to me and I’m thrilled to be invited back again,” said Hussey.
“Fortunately I should be available for most of the season this year and I’m looking forward to seeing what changes have been put in place. I just hope that it will be a hugely successful one for us.”
Hussey will once again play in the IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders and will miss the start of the season and his compatriot Adam Voges could deputise once again.
“Adam is keen on playing county cricket next summer so a shorter spell with us may be a good fit but we need to have further discussions because he may choose to spend a full season elsewhere,” said Newell.
“We’re waiting to see the fixture schedule because that could affect the availability of our second overseas player for the Twenty20 competition. We’ve identified some targets and we are keen to take advantage of the rule change.”
© Cricket World 2009