Chris Read has been named as Nottinghamshire's captain for this season's Twenty20 Cup, which comes as some consolation after the harsh manner in which he has been removed from England's Test and one-day plans.
It was Read's perceived batting weaknesses that led the England selectors to opt for Geraint Jones in both roles, but so far this season, Read had made two centuries in the County Championship, and averages more than 50 in both forms of the game. In addition, his ability to pull out big shots at the latter stages of an innings will stand his team in good stead in the Twenty20 format.
"It's going to be an interesting few weeks for me," admitted Read, whose first match in charge will be against Durham at Trent Bridge on July 2. "I'll need to learn quickly, but I'm really looking forward to leading out the lads."