Nottinghamshire have confirmed Australian star David Hussey will return to Trent Bridge on a short-term basis to replace Adam Voges as overseas player.

With Voges named as Australia A’s vice-captain for a series against Pakistan A in Queensland, Hussey will step into the breach for a five-week period covering crucial LV County Championship matches against Lancashire, Durham and Yorkshire. He will also play in Friday’s Twenty20 Cup fixture against Derbyshire Phantoms at Trent Bridge.

“I’m really looking forward to coming back as Nottingham is like a second home to me,” said Hussey, 31.

“I always check to see how the boys are doing on the internet and keep in regular touch with the likes of Chris Read, Mark Ealham and Mark Wagh.

“I’ve got plenty of happy memories of Trent Bridge - to me it’s probably the best ground in England - and my aim is to help the team win three Championship games and keep pushing for the title.”

A massive hit as overseas player at Trent Bridge from 2004-07, Hussey hit 5,010 first-class runs, including 19 hundreds, at an average of 65.06, and played a major role in securing the Championship title in 2005.

Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell said: “We’re delighted to have David return and it will be very good to see him.

“He was our first and only choice to replace Adam, as we wanted someone familiar with the set-up here and able to slot straight into the team.

“We are playing good cricket in the Championship and hopefully David’s experience and ability will help us to keep that going.”

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