Door still open for retired Australian batsman Hussey to play in the Ashes.
Veteran Mike Hussey retired from international cricket in January but has been told by Australia head coach Mickey Arthur that he can return to Test cricket.
The 37-year-old has been in fine form domestically since announcing his retirement from the international scene and with Australia in somewhat of a cricket crisis, it seems Hussey might be set for a recall before the Ashes.
Hussey’s retirement, along with Ricky Ponting ending his international career, signalled the end of what many considered a golden generation of Australian cricket.
Since the two veterans left the Test side Australia have struggled with the bat with captain Michael Clarke the only man who has really impressed in recent tours.
The team have also just lost the third match of a four-Test series against India and could be set for a whitewash in their tour of the sub-continent.
Mickey Arthur has admitted that the side miss Hussey and that they would open to a return from the batsman.
“We’d certainly listen to Mike Hussey if Mike Hussey came knocking at the door,” Arthur was quoted on Sky Sports.
“Yeah, we miss him. We miss the aura of Ricky Ponting. But I’m hoping that these younger players will take over that mantle in time to come. They’re nowhere near ready yet.”
It could be argued that it would be a backward step if Australia had to revert to retired players in their late 30s, but with many of the current crop of Test cricketers failing to impress it may be a necessary one.