2022 T20 Blast: County cricket team Nottinghamshire on Tuesday re-signed the Australian all-rounder Dan Christian for the 2022 T20 Blast. The 38-year-old all-rounder will return to the side as their skipper, has been associated with the team since 2015. Christian had joined Notts Outlaws in 2015 and only missed the 2021 season due to international duty.
He has been phenomenal for the side as the captain, for that he led them to four Finals Day appearances in five years, including trophies, win in 2017 and 2020.
“I’ve had great times in Nottingham over a number of years. We’ve seen some great improvements in individuals throughout that time, won a couple of comps, and Notts is a club that’s overall fantastic to be part of,” Christian said in a statement.
“It’s really exciting to be returning to a place where I’ve made so many great memories on and off the field, and I’m looking forward to playing in front of packed houses at Trent Bridge again too,” he further said.
“My philosophy will remain the same for 2022 – to back our ability and be positive. The ultimate aim is to get our hands back on that trophy in July,” Christian added.
Christian has so far racked 1933 runs in 110 matches in the T20 Blast, out of which 1519 runs have come while playing for the Notts Outlaws at an average of 35.32. Besides, he has also taken 44 wickets for the side, as an effective all-rounder.
Despite his absence in the 2021 season, Nottinghamshire managed to dominate the tournament and finished as the number 1 side during the league matches. Unfortunately, they lost the finals to Hampshire Hawks by two runs.
Nottinghamshire batters Alex Hales (482 runs), Joe Clarke (408), Ben Duckett (383), and Samit Patel (309) performed really well last season. While the story of the bowlers Calvin Harrison (20 wickets), Matt Carter (18), and Jake Ball (18) pretty much remained the same.