Cricket

Hussey signs for Big Bash

2013-07-22 09:11
Mike Hussey (Gallo)

Sydney - Recently-retired Test star Mike Hussey on Monday signed for the Sydney Thunder in the Australian Twenty20 Big Bash League, where he will partner Michael Clarke.

The popular left-handed batsman, who quit international cricket in January, said he was aiming to bring his experience to a young Thunder squad.

"I'm extremely excited about joining the Sydney Thunder and having the opportunity to be part of a young, energetic side that will represent the west of Sydney with pride," Hussey, 38, said in a statement.

"The team and the area have enormous potential and I hope that I can bring my experience to help get the best out of the side and develop the talented playing group that we have."

The Thunder finished last in the opening two Big Bash seasons and went winless last year.

Clarke, who is leading Australia in the Ashes series in England, said he was excited to have Hussey, who is leaving the Perth Scorchers, on board.

"Mike is an outstanding cricketer and a great team man and the experience and abilities as a player that Mike will bring, will be of enormous benefit to the squad of players that we have," he said.

"I look forward to working closely with Mike when I have the opportunity to be part of the Thunder this season."

The Big Bash gets underway in December.

Read more on:    mike hussey  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

The Proteas have announced plans to play a four-day Test against Zimbabwe starting on Boxing Day. What do you make of this?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.