Brad Hodge has been in exceptional form for the Melbourne Stars in the domestic Big Bash League © Getty Images
Brad Hodge has been in exceptional form for the Melbourne Stars in the domestic Big Bash League © Getty Images

 

Sydney: Jan 30, 2014

 

Veteran batsman Brad Hodge was on Thursday recalled to Australia‘s Twenty20 squad, boosting his chances of playing in the ICC World T20 2014 in Bangladesh in March-April.

 

The 39-year-old, who has been in outstanding form for the Melbourne Stars in the domestic Big Bash League, was called up to replace all-rounder Moises Henriques, who is heading to South Africa to join up with the Test team, Cricket Australia (CA) said.

 

Hodge played six Tests and 25 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia between 2005 and 2008 but has been overlooked since.

 

He will join the squad for the final two T20Is against England, in Melbourne on Friday and Sydney on Sunday. Australia won the opening match in Hobart on Wednesday by 13 runs.

 

The ICC World Twenty20 starts in Bangladesh on March 16.