Veteran batsman Mike Hussey could make a shock return to Sheffield Shield cricket with Western Australia this summer.
Hussey arrived in Perth today with his Sydney Thunder teammates to prepare for tomorrow’s Big Bash League clash with the Perth Scorchers.
The 38-year-old, who retired from international cricket in January, said he was still keen to contribute to WA cricket and had discussed a return to first-class competition with WA coach Justin Langer.
“It’s something I’ve been sort of chucking around with JL. It’s a bit in his court really,” Hussey said.
“I’ve sort of shown a bit of interest to maybe play some games at the end of the year, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
“JL spoke to me earlier on in the summer and just sort of said do I have any interest in playing some Shield cricket, and I said it was going to be too busy and too hectic before Christmas, and obviously while the Big Bash is on, but afterwards I’m definitely happy to look at it.
“We basically left it as we’ll talk a bit closer to the date.”
Hussey made scores of 96 and 37 in his last appearance for WA, against Queensland in March.
His availability would be a major boost for the Warriors when the Sheffield Shield campaign resumes next month.