For Strong Finish
Featured News | 10th July 2014
James Taylor says he has unfinished business at the very highest level and he hopes a strong end to the season can push his name back into the reckoning.
The Outlaws' captain, who recently helped guide his side to T20 victory over the Birmingham Bears, is after more performances like that to earn his place back.
And with England selector Mick Newell as Nottinghamshire's Director of Cricket, Taylor thinks he is in a good position to push for further international honours.
"The message is clear for me if I want to force my way back in; score plenty of runs in the season run in,” Taylor said.
“It is brilliant to have someone like Mick here who will always be honest with me and let me know where I stand.
“He is a brilliant man manager who always gets the best out of his players. I actually worked with him a little bit before I came here and he was brilliant then.
Taylor was talking whilst at a packed Trent Bridge, and from past T20 experiences he knows the boost playing in front of a full stadium brings.
“Our crowds for T20’s have been unbelievable this year and with it they bring an amazing atmosphere to play in,” Taylor said.
“Credit to the guys off the pitch who work so hard to get all the people in and the crowds are some of the best in the country.”
Whilst at the ground, Taylor got to witness an incredible run of four wickets for two runs in the Indian innings, before a last wicket partnership led to more questions about the pitch.
But Taylor revealed most of the home pitches he has played on this season have yielded results.
"This is not a typical pitch at this ground and anyone who knows Trent Bridge and has played here will realise that," Taylor said.
"It has been hard for the English bowlers but there is normally pace and bounce in this wicket.
"A high percentage of our LV= County Championship games at home have ended in results so far this year.
"I know our groundsman Steve Birks will not have expected the pitch to play like this and definitely wouldn't have prepared it to either."