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Nasser Hussain

Full NameNasser Hussain

BornMarch 28, 1968

Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

NationalityIndia/English

RoleBatsman/Right handed, Commentator, Right arm leg break Bowler

Relation(s)Jawad Hussain (Father), Mel Hussain (Brother), Reece Hussain (Nephew), Shireen Hussain (Mother), Karen Hussain (Spouse)

Nasser Hussain Biography


Nasser Hussain is an English cricketer of Indian origin, born in the southern city of Madras. He had his first taste of cricket under his father Jawad Hussain, who was a former first-class player for Tamil Nadu.


Soon after Nasser’s family moved to England in 1975, Nasser pursued his passion for cricket and became the youngest player to represent Essex at a mere age of 12 years.


Hussain was the captain of the English side between 1999 and 2003, with an international career spanning from 1990 to 2004. Hussain is a right-handed batsman known for his consistency, elegance, and technique.


He has amassed over 30,000 runs from over 650 matches across all forms of cricket, which even includes staggering 62 centuries. Hussain has often been regarded as one of the finest captains of England.


Debut


Hussain made his Test debut in 1990 against the West Indies. His ODI career started a year earlier in 1989, but became a regular member of the team only in as late as 1996-97.


Rise to Glory


Hussain took over the captaincy in July 1999, and soon established himself as the best and the most articulate for the English side. Under Hussain, England won four Test series in a row and rose to the third place in the ICC Test rankings.


Low Points


One of the lowest points of Naseer’s career was the consecutive Ashes drubbings in 2001 and 2002-03 and the consistent dip in his batting form.


Club Career


He was selected for England initially on the back of a mammoth 990 runs which he had scored for Essex in the County Championship of 1989.Essex was the only club he had played for, apart from being a part of the MCC.


Captaincy


Under Hussain, England won four Test series in a row for the first time since Brearley and rose to third place in the ICC Test rankings chart. Hussain's style of captaincy was a reflection of his lively personality and character.


Records


His highest Test score of 207, which Hussain scored in the first Test during the 1997 Ashes at Edgbaston, was described by Wisden as "touched by genius".


Retirement


However, after a disappointing performance by England in the 2003 World Cup, Hussain relinquished the one-day international captaincy, and he resigned the Test captaincy during the series against South Africa later in the summer explaining that he had "grown tired" of the role.


Hussain, finally decided to step down from all forms of cricket in May 2004. He immediately joined Sky Sports' commentary team.

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Recalling all England tours to India
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