Nasser Hussain OBE is a former England and Essex Cricket Captain.
He made his Test debut aged 21 and quickly matured as a County and International player.
Hussain achieved success as a batsman of superior technique and the patience to build a big innings score.
Over the years Nasser improved with a wide range of strokes, excelling in the drive and cut, but with sound defence and was a superb fielder in any position.
In 1996 he was appointed as Vice-Captain to Michael Atherton and then to Alec Stewart in May 1998.
In June 1999, after 39 Tests, he was named England captain.
Also in 1999, Nasser was named captain of Essex and was called into the World Cup squad.
As England Captain, Nasser Hussain won four consecutive Test series, a feat only matched by WG Grace and Mike Brearley.
Under Nasser’s captaincy, England climbed from last to 3rd in the ICC Test Championship ranking table.
After a disappointing 2003 ICC World Cup in South Africa, Nasser relinquished the ODI captaincy.
He later resigned as Test captain, after 45 Test matches, during the Test series against South Africa in 2003.
In the summer of 2004 Nasser Hussain retired from cricket having scored 103 not out against New Zealand in the summer’s first Test – scoring the winning run at Lord’s with his favourite shot, a cover drive.
Nasser retired as the eighth on the list of England’s most capped players.
Since his retirement Nasser has joined Sky Sports giving his expert views during England Tests, One-Days and domestic cricket matches.
Nasser Hussain is available to deliver anecdotal after-dinner speeches and motivational keynote speeches.