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County cricket preview 2019: Nottinghamshire

by Wisden Staff 4 minute read

We take a look at Nottinghamshire, who have signed some young, exciting English talents ahead of the upcoming 2019 county cricket season.

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Captain: Steven Mullaney (Championship and 50 over), Dan Christian (T20)
Last season: CC1: 6/8; RL50: QF; T20: QF
Transfers in: Zak Chappell (Leics), Joe Clarke (Worcs), Ben Duckett (Northants), Ben Slater (Derbyshire), James Pattinson (Aus)
Transfers out: Will Fraine (Yorkshire), Matt Milnes (Kent), Billy Root (Glamorgan), Riki Wessels (Worcs), Ben Kitt (released)

VIEW NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TEAM PAGE

Stick on: Steven Mullaney

Mullaney is Notts’ captain in four-day and 50-over cricket

Aged 32, the all-rounder is seemingly getting better by the season and was deservedly called up for the England Lions tour of India this winter. As skipper, top-order batter and canny medium-pacer, he’s never been more important to his team’s cause.

Wildcard: Zak Chappell

Chappell has moved over from Leicestershire

A fast-bowling all-rounder lured from Leicestershire, England and Notts have high hopes for the 22-year-old who impressed in difficult conditions during the England Lions tour of India.

Prediction

CC1: 3/8; RL50: Runners-up; T20: SF

After earning promotion and winning both white-ball trophies in 2017, Notts avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth last year but have made a quartet of exciting signings to bolster their squad for this campaign. Joe Clarke, firmly on England’s radar, is the pick of the bunch. A well-balanced squad will be pushing for silverware on all fronts.

VIEW NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TEAM PAGE

This county cricket 2019 preview was first published in issue 18 of Wisden Cricket Monthly. Subscribe here.

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