Nottinghamshire's Mick Newell eyes big-hitting T20 star

Mick Newell
Newell is the longest-serving coach in county cricket

Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell says they may look to sign a big-hitting batsman for the county's FL t20 Twenty20 campaign next year.

Notts had a combination of Adam Voges, David Hussey and Tamim Iqbal this year but lost to a Somerset side containing Kieron Pollard in the quarter-finals.

Newell told BBC Radio Nottingham: "We must think about a five, six or seven who can hit the ball out of the ground.

"It was certainly something we missed when we played Somerset with Pollard."

Newell said Pollard or a player like Abdul Razzaq, who starred for Leicestershire in their FL t20 success, could have make all the difference in 2012.

"We didn't have that type of player last year," Newell said.

"But having said that Adam Voges was terrific through the group stages - as was David Hussey - and we built up some very big scores and what those two give you as well is two of the best fielders in the country.

"There are swings and roundabouts and we have to look at that as the season gets closer."

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