Hussey to retire from test cricket after next game
MELBOURNE - The Associated Press
AFP photoAustralia test cricketer Mike Hussey has announced he will retire from test cricket after next week’s third test against Sri Lanka in Sydney.
The 37-year-old Hussey has scored 19 centuries in 78 tests and averages 51.52.
Hussey’s recent form has been strong and he’s averaging 180.00 after two tests in the current series against Sri Lanka with scores of 115 not out, 31 not out and 34 in Hobart and Melbourne.
Hussey told television’s Nine Network that with four children under eight, it’s time to spend more time at home.
Hussey, who made his test debut at the age of 30, is Australia’s 12th-leading run-scorer with 6,183 runs at 51.52.
His retirement follows the test departure last month of ex-skipper Ricky Ponting, Australia’s all-time leading run-scorer.