Nasser Hussain

Country: England
Born: March 28, 1968, Madras (now Chennai), India
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Nasser Hussain Bio

Nasser Hussain, the former captain of the England cricket team, was born into a cricket-loving family in Madras, India in March 1968. His father, Joe Hussain, who was of Indian descent, was a coach in Essex, England, and it was under his guidance that Nasser developed his passion for the game.

From a young age, Hussain showed immense dedication and determination to succeed at the highest level. He was willing to forgo his natural style and work on rectifying technical deficiencies in order to establish himself as a capable Test player. His father’s influence and guidance played a crucial role in shaping his cricketing career.

Hussain made his debut for England in 1990 against the West Indies. Despite facing some initial struggles, his perseverance and hard work began to pay off, and he soon became an integral part of the England team. It was in July 1999 that he took over the captaincy from Alec Stewart, a significant turning point in his career.

As captain, Hussain brought a fresh and dynamic approach to the role. Known for his energy and ideas, he constantly sought innovative solutions to ensure the success of his team. He made frequent field changes, employing imaginative placements to make up for his team’s lack of bowling variety. Under his leadership, England went on to win four Test series in a row, a feat that hadn’t been achieved since the days of Mike Brearley.

Hussain’s batting performances as captain were inconsistent. He experienced highs, such as England’s tour of South Africa, where he showcased his true potential, as well as lows, with runs being hard to come by. However, his position as captain was never in doubt, and his merit was widely recognized by both players and fans alike.

After a disappointing performance in the 2003 World Cup, Hussain decided to step down as captain of the One-Day International team. Later that year, during the series against South Africa, he resigned as Test captain due to fatigue and a desire for change. However, he continued to play for England, making significant contributions to the team’s success in series against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies.

In May 2004, after an unbeaten hundred against New Zealand at Lord’s, Hussain announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He transitioned seamlessly into a career in sports commentary, joining the Sky Sports team as a cricket analyst. His insightful analysis and deep understanding of the game quickly made him a valued member of the broadcasting team.

Throughout his career, Hussain displayed a fierce commitment to England’s cause, often putting the team’s needs above his own. Despite suffering from brittle fingers and facing numerous challenges, he never let setbacks deter him from giving his best on the field. His leadership, combined with a stroke of luck, saw the introduction of central contracts and the appointment of Duncan Fletcher as coach during his tenure as captain.

Nasser Hussain will be remembered as one of the finest captains to have led the England cricket team. His unwavering dedication, determination, and dynamic approach set him apart and left a lasting impact on English cricket.

Nasser Hussain Career Stats

Nasser Hussain Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 96 171 16 5764 207 37.18 14272 40.38 14 33 734 24 67 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 88 87 10 2332 115 30.28 3481 66.99 1 16 208 15 40 0
FC 334 545 53 20698 207 42.06 - - 52 108 - - 350 0
List A 363 339 47 10732 161* 36.75 - - 10 72 - - 161 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Nasser Hussain Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 96 1 30 15 0 - - - 3 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 88 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 334 - 312 323 2 1/38 - 161.5 6.21 156 - 0 0
List A 363 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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