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Famous cricket player of England: Nasser Hussain

by on November 8, 2012
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Nasser Hussain of English cricket team

Nasser Hussain, is a renowned English cricket player who savored quite a lot of fame throughout his playing career. He was in fact the first Muslim player the English team had as a captain who was a mixed race.

This strong cricketer began playing for Essex quite late in the 80s during which he showed excellent fielding yet averaging batting.  He was seen as a belligerent batter whose highest batting score was 207 as scored in the Ashes in 1997 in the first Test match. When it comes to his playing era, Hussain was recognized as one of the best captains that the English Test cricket team had. His first Test debut took place in 1990 which was a spectacular game for his team as England won by 9 wickets against West Indies, a victory that culminated after a span of 16 years and 20 Test matches. Hussain undertook the responsibility of the English team’s captaincy from 1999-2003 and has the 4th most wins in Test cricket as a captain for the English cricket team.

Hussain played in a total of 88 ODIs at an average of 30.2. He led his team as a captain in 56 One Day Internationals and participated in one World Cup tournaments. After the World Cup of 2003, he resigned from his captaincy. He claims his ODI score of 115 as quite a memorable moment in his ODI career. Nasser Hussain scored 33 fifties and 14 hundreds in 96 test matches. 

Nasser Hussain has scored 2332 runs in 88 ODI matches including 16 fifties and one century at an average of 30.28. In 96 test matches, he has scored 5,764 runs at an average of 37.18 including 33 fifties and 14 centuries for English cricket team. 

After retirement, he joined Sky Sports as a cricket commentator. He also worked as a cricket professional at New Hall School, Chelmsford and also made an appearance in a recent Bollywood movie, Patiala House.

 

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