James Taylor takes over as Nottinghamshire Outlaws captain
James Taylor has been named Nottinghamshire Outlaws captain after signing a two-year extension to his contract.
Last Updated: 06/11/13 11:32am
Taylor, who is committed to the county until the end of the 2016 season, will also serve as Chris Read's vice-captain in the County Championship.
Read recently decided to step down from the limited overs captaincy and director of cricket Mick Newell hopes the new leadership team will bring impetus to the club's hunt for trophies.
"It's important to have a succession plan in place and I was keen to get James involved in the captaincy in some form," said Newell.
"Chris had stepped aside to allow David Hussey and Adam Voges to captain our twenty20 side in recent seasons and benefitted from having that break and this is a natural extension of that with James very suited to the role.
"Both players are pleased with the arrangement and I'm hopeful that it will help us to continue to improve."
Taylor, who is training in Perth, added: "I'm looking forward to captaining Notts Outlaws because I've had positive experiences leading the Lions against good opposition on tough tours.
"There are challenges that come with it but I'll enjoy the extra responsibility. I'm going to relish every minute of it but most importantly I need to lead from the front with the bat.
"I'm a relatively young and inexperienced captain so I haven't defined my style yet. I'll definitely be trying to get the best out of everyone in any way that I can by giving them confidence to play."