Christian set for Trent Bridge return

Notts Outlaws have sealed the return of experienced Australian all-rounder Dan Christian for the 2016 NatWest T20 Blast.

The 32-year-old, who experienced Finals Day success with Hampshire in 2010, spent the latter part of the 2015 campaign at Trent Bridge.

Christian has 34 caps for Australia in limited-overs cricket and recently hit a six over the roof of the Gabba en route to a half-century for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.

“He got better and better over the course of his time with us last season which made him a player we were very keen to bring back,” said Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell.

“We’ll use him in a different role in Twenty20 cricket, higher up the order where he can make more of a batting impact.

“He is performing really well in the Big Bash and I’m sure other clubs showed some interest, but he enjoyed his time here and that’s the kind of relationship we want to build with our overseas players.

“Twenty20 overseas can be a bit of a lonely lifestyle because you are only required once a week, but he wanted to play in the second team games in-between to keep ticking over, something I’m sure he’ll do again.

“It was great that he wanted to play – he captained the second team on some occasions and great that the other players could have that quality around them.”

Source: ECB

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