Voges again in vogue for Notts
Adam Voges has agreed to return to Nottinghamshire for his fifth spell as the club’s overseas player.
The Australia batsman, who has played 15 one-day internationals and four Twenty20s for his country, will be available from the LV= County Championship clash with Sussex from May 25 until the end of the season.
“Adam has been very dependable for us in recent seasons and his form in Australia has been excellent,” said Notts director of cricket Mick Newell.
“He’ll come into the side around the time we expect to lose the likes of Samit Patel, Alex Hales and James Taylor to international duty and he will be keen to score runs in all formats.”
Newell also contacted former Notts player David Hussey and India batsman VVS Laxman about the possibility of filling the vacant overseas slot at the start of the season before the arrival of Voges.
But with Michael Lumb not expecting to feature in the India Premier League, Newell feels he has enough batsman at his disposal and decided to cut short his attempts to bolster his squad further.
“Michael will be available to us for longer than we expected given that he doesn’t expect to feature in the Indian Premier League,” said Newell.
“I’ve got a clear idea as to where Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, James Taylor and Samit Patel will fit into the batting order and it’s up to Neil Edwards, Riki Wessels, Karl Turner and Steven Mullaney to make a claim for the remaining places.
“Our tour of Barbados will have a big impact on the make-up of our team and I expect to name the same team for our game against Loughborough University as the one that will face Worcestershire in our first competitive match.”