County news February 22, 2012

Voges to return to Notts

ESPNcricinfo staff

Adam Voges, the Australian batsman, is expected to return as Nottinghamshire's overseas players for 2012. The signing is expected to be announced at the county's AGM on February 27.

The club had approached VVS Laxman but were keen to secure a player across all formats and Laxman did not want to play T20.

Voges, 32, has played for Nottinghamshire since 2008, scoring over 4,500 runs in all competitions, helping them win the County Championship in 2010. He has also scored 392 runs in 15 ODIs for Australia, his last game coming in February 2011 against England at Perth.

The news is a boost for Nottinghamshire, who learned that David Hussey, a regular feature in the county's T20 side, will not be returning to the club next season because of international commitments. Hussey has recently been elevated to Australia's ODI squad, who tour West Indies in April, England in June and play Pakistan in August. Hussey will also play for Punjab in the IPL.

Nottinghamshire will also be without Darren Pattinson, the fast bowler who earned a solitary England cap in 2008, who will miss the start of the season with a stress fracture in his back.

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  • Warrick on February 24, 2012, 10:00 GMT

    @meety- I gather hyclass is not the gloating type, he has every right to boast after his predictions about one S. Marsh. Alas, there is less to moan about for all of us if we're winning. Might not win in Tassie 2 nite though?

  • Andrew on February 24, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    @Wozza-CY - hyclass has been conspicuous by his absence, I wonder if that is because are winning more often?

  • Warrick on February 23, 2012, 21:19 GMT

    @zenboomerang- Why is he not in the squad? mmmm...he is one they invested in a couple of years back (a bit like Forest now) but due to Hildtich & Co. they may have missed his best years? But he still has a lot to offer. Ironic that he & Dussey are mentioned in the same article because IMO they hold similar value to a team & look how Dussey is benefitting from an extended run. As our friend 'hyclass' would point out, those averages over a long period of time will rarely let you down.

  • Roo on February 23, 2012, 8:50 GMT

    @Wozza-CY... Agree... Voges bowling is quite good & something the Oz Test team has lacked (no Katich, North) & would be one of my first picks going to the subcontinent/UAE - even the WI pitch's are getting slower & lower... Inverarity mentioned that batsmen should also be able to do a limited amount of bowling when required - so to be honest I don't see a better candidate in a top order batsman in Oz today... Why's he not in the squad?...

  • Warrick on February 22, 2012, 21:48 GMT

    @zenboomerang- couldn't agree more. Also, a more than handy bowler who has more wickets & a better average than some of the other spinners Oz have selected recently for test matches. Still young enough to come into consideration IMO.

  • nathan on February 22, 2012, 19:17 GMT

    @zenboomerang that game you are speaking about was just over 12 months ago and there is one player (David Hussey) who played in that game for Australia who will play the next ODI. Amazing.

  • Roo on February 22, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    Voges should definitely be playing for Oz in ODI's - his last game for Oz he scored 80... With his County experience he should be a shoe-in for playing the Eng v Oz summer ODI series this winter... He has a good SS record as a top order batsman - something Oz has been serverely lacking in over the last 2 years (Ponting at no.3)... The selectors have really missed out on picking a consistent performer...

  • Bryn on February 22, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    damn, he should be in the ODI team if he wasnt injured

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