Sussex have announced new captains for their County Championship and T20 sides after the resignation of Luke Wright earlier this month. Previous vice-captain Ben Brown will lead the club in four-day cricket while New Zealand overseas player Ross Taylor will take charge of the side in the Natwest T20 Blast.
“I’m sure everyone involved in Sussex cricket will get behind Ben for the remaining eight Championship games, starting on Monday against Gloucestershire. He’s been a popular member of the Sussex family for many years and we’re sure this is a challenge he will absolutely relish. I’d also like to say a big thank-you to Chris Nash who led us to victories in his two games in charge against Worcestershire and Leicestershire. I’m looking forward to Nashy making a big contribution in the rest of the season as a senior player and a key batsman in the side.”
Sussex begin their T20 competition on July 9 against Glamorgan at Arundel and Taylor – a veteran of 344 matches for New Zealand in all formats – will take charge of the county for the first time. Last year, he scored more than 400 runs for Sussex in the Blast but it was not enough to see them qualify for the knock-out stages.
“I am very proud to be appointed captain of the Sharks for this season’s competition,” Taylor said. “I know the club and the players well from my time at The First Central County Ground, Hove in 2016 and I am looking forward to joining up with the boys again. I believe we have a very exciting squad for this format and one that can challenge any team in the competition.”