Australian batsman David Hussey has confirmed that he will stay with Nottinghamshire until the end of the season.

Hussey’s original commitment ran to the end of August but he is now contracted to see out the season and will make his first appearance at Trent Bridge against Sussex Sharks in the Yorkshire Bank 40 on Friday (play starts 4.10pm).

He will take over the captaincy of the team throughout the Friends Life t20 competition with Notts Outlaws set to open their campaign at home to Leicestershire Foxes on Friday 28 June.

“It’s a great honour to represent this Club as captain but it gives Chris Read a bit of a break as well because he does the hard stuff in the championship.”

“I’m very lucky to enjoy a great reception from Nottinghamshire fans and there are a even couple of regulars in the front row of the pavilion who write to me throughout the winter to let me know what’s happening at the Club,” said Hussey.

“I’m very biased but for me, Trent Bridge is the best ground in England. The atmosphere here is second to none and my memories of playing international matches here are great ones even though I was on the losing side both times.

“It’s a great honour to represent this Club as captain but it gives Chris Read a bit of a break as well because he does the hard stuff in the championship.”

Notts Outlaws are yet to win the Friends Life t20 although the presence of Hussey in an explosive batting line up will strengthen their position as credible contenders.

“I’m hoping to go all the way in the Friends Life t20 because that’s the Nottinghamshire mindset,” said Hussey.

“We’ve got a fantastic squad led by Alex Hales and Michael Lumb who are two of the greatest Twenty20 batsmen in the world.

“Teams are executing their death bowling better than ever in Twenty20 cricket and bastmen are hitting different areas so captains have to react to that with imaginative field placings as things are moving on all the time.”

Hussey remains confident that his compatriots can emerge triumphant from the Investec Ashes Series despite his nation’s patchy form and off-field issues.

“The Ashes series is just around the corner and I’m delighted to be here to be part of a big summer for English cricket,” he said.

“I’m a cricket fan and I know that both sets of players and both sets of supporters can’t wait for it all to start at Trent Bridge.

“The first Test sets the tone for the series and there’s something for the batsmen and the bowlers here. It swings a lot but good players get good runs and I think that Australia should win it in the final session on day five.

“Australia are never in bad hands and we have great coaches and some great young players coming through. I truly believe that when the Australians have their backs up against the wall that the best comes out of them and they show a bit of fight. As a kid growing up I was spoilt to see Australia winning series after series. It still means everything to Australia and to win it over here would be a massive achievement.”

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Notts Outlaws Friends Life t20 matches at Trent Bridge
Friday 28 June Vs Leicestershire Foxes - 6pm TICKETS
Friday 19 July Vs Durham Dynamos - 6pm TICKETS
Tuesday 23 July Vs Derbyshire Falcons - 6.30pm TICKETS
Friday 26 July Vs Yorkshire Vikings - 6pm TICKETS
Sunday 28 July Vs Lancashire Lightning - 2.40pm TICKETS

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