January 8, 2013
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club have made an approach to sign recently retired Australian batsman Michael Hussey for their 2013 Twenty20 campaign.
The Midlands based County are hoping to convince the left hander, who has previously played for the club to make himself available between 28th June and 30 July during the group stages of the competition.
Hussey’s previous spell with Northants came between 2001 and 2003 where he enjoyed profitable seasons with the bat. Hussey spent large parts of his career playing domestic cricket before he was given his opportunity by Australia at the age of 30.
Hussey finished his Test career on Sunday at the SCG after Australia whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0. The Western Australian featured in 79 Test matches in total scoring 6,235 runs at an impressive average of 51.52.
Hussey will be remembered as one of the great Australian Test cricketers of his time, and he also had great success in the shorter form of the game for his country averaging over 40 in both ODI and Twenty20 cricket.
Northants will be hoping for a better season in limited overs cricket after struggling in 2012, and Hussey and new signing Matt Spriegel will be a big step in the right direction to achieve this.
The Scoop 08/01/13