Newell Hails Gurney As ‘One Of The Best’

Newell Hails Gurney As ‘One Of The Best’

Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell says seamer Harry Gurney is “one of the best” after he penned a contract extension.

The former England international has ruled himself out of contention for County Championship selection but will be available for limited-overs action.

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The 32-year-old has penned a new two-year deal, running until 2020, at Trent Bridge and will feature in the T20 Blast and One-Day Cup.

Gurney is set to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League this year, having already won Australia’s Big Bash with Melbourne Renegades earlier in 2019, and Newell feels his wealth of experience will be key for Notts.

Newell told the club’s official website: “While it’s a disappointment that Harry won’t be playing red-ball cricket for us anymore, we’re really pleased to have him committed to us for one-day cricket over the next two seasons.

“He’s one of the best white-ball bowlers around. Once he made his decision, if we didn’t offer him a white-ball deal there would be 17 other counties wanting him to bowl for them.

“When he returns from the IPL, he’ll have had a concerted period of T20 cricket behind him and will continue to be an asset to us, as he has been for a number of years.”

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