Brown On Standby As Hales
Faces Late Fitness Test
Match Preview | 18th June 2011
Ali Brown will replace Alex Hales in the Notts Outlaws team to face Northants Steelbacks at Trent Bridge this evening (play starts 6pm) unless Hales can prove his fitness having suffered a hamstring strain on Thursday evening.
Hales won the man of the match award with a stylish 67 to help Notts overcome Durham Dynamos and preserve their unbeaten Friends Life t20 record at Trent Bridge.
Brown found form with an aggressive century for the second eleven on Wednesday and has an excellent record in Twenty20 cricket. He formed a destructive opening partnership with Hales last season to help Notts reach the semi-finals of the competition.
Notts will be otherwise unchanged with David Hussey captaining the side ahead of his impending departure.
"There was some disappointment in the dressing room when we announced that David would be leaving us because he is a good player and a big influence on the team," said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
"It was very important that we put plans in place quickly to demonstrate how seriously we are taking this competition.
"Adam Voges is the perfect candidate to take over the captaincy and we're looking forward to welcoming Tamim Iqbal into the side."
Hussey, Voges, Samit Patel and Riki Wessels have fifties to their name in the competition this season and will all feature this evening.
Notts Outlaws team to face Northants Steelbacks: Alex Hales / Ali Brown, Riki Wessels, Adam Voges, David Hussey (C), Samit Patel, Chris Read, Steven Mullaney, Scott Elstone, Luke Fletcher, Darren Pattinson, Andy Carter
Friends Life t20 ticket information
Notts Outlaws face Northants Steelbacks at Trent Bridge this evening in the eighth match of their Friends Life t20 campaign. Click here to buy tickets for this fixture.
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Notts Outlaws Friends Life t20 fixtures at Trent Bridge
Saturday 18 June 6pm v Northants Steelbacks
Friday 24 June 6.10pm v Leicestershire Foxes
Sunday 26 June 2.30pm v Lancashire Lightning
Friday 15 July 7.10pm v Worcestershire Royals
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