Hussey laughs off Oz comeback chatter


Mike Hussey has laughed off suggestions that he could make a return to the Australia T20 side, saying he is happy to help the national side off the field.

The 40 year-old Hussey, who retired from international cricket two years ago, scored 80 not out as he led the Sydney Thunder to a 36-run victory over the Sydney Sixers in the opening game of the T20 Big Bash League (BBL) on Thursday.

Hussey will be in India next year for the World T20 as a batting consultant for the Aussie team, but some observers feel the left-hander can still do a job on the field.

The World T20 title is the only major trophy that Australia has not won in world cricket.

When asked if he would consider an international comeback, Hussey smiled: "No, I wouldn't have thought so. I'm happy to try and help out as much as I can off the field.

"We've got so much talent in this country and I'm excited to be working with the Australian team. It's the one trophy we don't have in the cabinet, so there's a lot of motivation for the team.

"Everyone I talk to around Cricket Australia, it's the one they really want. If I can help out in some small way, I'd be ecstatic."