Haseeb Takes on Leadership Roles at Nottinghamshire
Thursday, 04 March 2021
Cricket star Haseeb Hameed, who left Bolton School in 2015 and just over a year later was opening the batting for England, now has his career firmly back on track after being appointed as vice-captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and skipper of this summer's Notts Outlaws Royal One Day Cup team.
Haseeb won three England Test caps, having become the fifth youngest batsman to hit over 1,000 runs in a season in the summer of 2016. He was named Lancashire’s player of the year that summer before averaging 43.8 in his three Test appearances. Having suffered with injury, his form then dipped and he spent much of the 2019 season in Lancashire’s second team.
He arrived at Trent Bridge from Lancashire last season and, although the number of matches he could play was constrained by the pandemic, he still averaged 39 with the bat in the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy.
Linking up with his former coach Peter Moores at Notts seems to have worked well for him as he relishes being handed a leadership role.
‘It’s an honour to be handed the responsibility of being vice-captain and I’m also really looking forward to the challenge of leading a talented young team into the Royal London Cup,’ he said.
‘I love playing under Mull (Captain Steven Mullaney) and – whether it be by scoring runs with the bat, keeping the lads going during tough periods in the field or being involved tactically – I’ll be doing everything I can to contribute to the team in red-ball cricket.
‘As captain in the 50-over game, we have a proud record in white-ball competitions as a club and that’s something we’ll be determined to continue.
‘We have all the quality and depth in our squad to be successful across three competitions this year and that’s what we’re working hard to achieve.’
During his time at Bolton School, he was in the same year group as cricketing twins Callum and Matthew Parkinson. Their U15s' team won the national ESCA/ECB T20 competition in 2012. Callum has recently been appointed as vice-captain at Leicestershire CCC and Matthew is a leg-spin bowler for Lancashire and England.
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