Michael Hussey retired from international cricket in 2013 © Getty Images
Michael Hussey retired from international cricket in 2013 © Getty Images

Nov 19, 2014

Michael Hussey, the former Australian batsman, will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England at the Manuka Oval, Canberra in 2015. Every year, Canberra hosts a one-day game between Prime Minister’s XI and a touring side. Last year, Brett Lee had captained the Prime Minister’s XI against England last year.

Hussey retired from international cricket in early 2013. Since then he has played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL). Sydney Morning Herald reported that Hussey supported cricket in Canberra, “All they can do is put up a world class facility, present a good case by the crowds coming out and there’s no reason why they can’t have a Test match here. It’s nice to play at the big stadiums like the MCG and Adelaide Oval, but the players like getting out to some different areas and playing in different conditions. The Big Bash final is going to be huge. I’m probably a bit biased, but Canberra is actually in the Sydney Thunder catchment area, if we could make it it would almost be a home final.”

England will be traveling to Australia in early 2015 to play in the tri-series which will feature Australia and India. This tri-series will be a precursor to the ICC World Cup 2015, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand.