Match Preview | 14th July 2013
Nottinghamshire travel to Edgbaston this week, resuming their LV=County Championship campaign with a fixture against reigning champions Warwickshire.
Notts have found wins hard to come by in recent four-day fixtures, and David Hussey is keen to get back to winning ways against a tough opponent.
“It’s going to be interesting,” he said.
“They’re mid table with us, we desperately need a win and its going to be a hard fought game.
“Warwickshire are a big county and you desperately want to play well against them.”
Chris Read will be resuming his duties as captain this week, after handing over the reins to Hussey for the twenty20 fixtures in this busy period of cricket.
“The best captain is going to be in charge again,” said Hussey.
“I’m very happy to be able to play my own game, contribute to the team and hopefully get a win.”
Notts will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment of losing their unbeaten record in this season’s Friends Life t20 at the hands of local rivals Leicestershire Foxes.
“We’lll draw a line in the sand and move on,” said Hussey.
"All our batsmen are in good form, as are the bowlers.
“Every game we approach with the same frame of mind, to get a result, no matter what the competition.
“We’re going to put that behind us and play some good, hard and aggressive cricket against Warwickshire this week.”
Notts go into the Warwickshire clash fifth in the LV=CC Division 1, and are above the Bears only by virtue of bonus points, but Hussey has refused to rule out contending for the title this time around.
“We’ll need wins in five out of our next eight matches to win the County Championship,” he said.
“We’ll need to be playing good, consistent cricket, stick to our game plans and take our chances.”
Nottinghamshire squad to face Warwickshire (From): Hales, Mullaney, Lumb, Taylor, Patel, Hussey, Read (c), Shahzad, White, Gurney, Adams, Fletcher, Ball.