Steven Mullaney in action in the 2017 T20 Blast. Credit: Courtesy of the Nottingham Post

Steven Mullaney and Paul Coughlin have been selected to compete for the North in their series against the South, whilst Peter Moores’ number two Paul Franks has been appointed coach.

Mullaney, who has represented the club since 2010, has been given the honour of captaining the side.

The teams will take part in three one day games in Barbados, with the first two being staged at the Kensington Oval on March 18 and 21, and the series finale to be held at the 3Ws Oval on March 23.

The 31-year-old has taken up the one day captaincy with Nottinghamshire in the 2018 season, and spoke of his delight at being asked to lead the team.

“I was at the gym on Friday when Mick Newell (Notts’ Director of Cricket) called me to see if I would be interested in the role, and I told him of course I would.

“It gives me a good chance to practice captaining in 50-over games before I do it for Notts’ in the summer.”

All-rounder Coughlin is set to fly out to the West Indies in next month to represent the England Lions before he plays in the North vs South series.

The 25-year-old is yet to make his debut for Notts’ after his post-season move from Durham but has aspirations of playing for England.

“It’s great to get some high quality cricket in before the start of the season, so I can hit the ground running when we start with Nottinghamshire.”

Meanwhile Franks, who retired in 2015 after representing Notts’ over 400 times, has been asked to coach the north and hopes for a better outcome this year after last season’s inaugural series.

“I’m really looking forward to it and it’s going to be quite a competitive series. The south won quite convincingly last year, but I’m sure the North squad this year and will want to put a mark on it.”