Former cricketer Nasser Hussain made his Test debut for England at the age of 21 and quickly established himself as a batsman of superior technique ultimately achieving the role of captain for Essex and England. Following his retirement from the field, he has joined Sky Sports working both at home and abroad and is accomplished in all areas of the media. Nasser is also available as an after dinner and motivational speaker.
Nasser Hussain was just 21 years old when he made his debut on the Test cricket scene. With a reputation for patience and a superior technique at the crease, he quickly made his mark as a batsman excelling with a variety of strokes and as a first-class fielder in any position.
In 1996 he became England Vice Captain first to Michael Atherton and then Alec Stewart before taking over the captain’s role in 1999 having played in 39 Test matches. The same year also saw him made captain of Essex County Cricket Club and receive a call up for the England World Cup squad. During this period, Nasser led the national team to victory in four consecutive Test series, a feat then matched only by WG Grace and Mike Brearley and lifting the squad to 3rd in the ICC Test Championship ranking tables but a disappointing result in the World Cup staged in South Africa, saw him resign as first the ODI captain and then relinquish the Test leadership. The following year, Nasser retired from the competitive game and became a member of the Sky Sports cricket commentary team. At the time, he was 8th on the list of most capped England players. Nasser can now be seen at home and abroad giving his expert comments on English Tests, One-Day Internationals and domestic cricket matches. As part of his media work he also contributes to a column on the Daily Mail and is a regular on the corporate circuit where he is available for:
After Dinner Speaking