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Cricket: Hussey signs for Sydney Thunder

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.

Cricket: Hussey, Ponting rule out Ashes return

Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey Wednesday ruled out shock comebacks to the Australian Test ranks for the Ashes tour of England after the team's troubled series in India. With Australia 3-0 down in India and the first of back-to-back Ashes series rapidly approaching, coach Mickey Arthur has indicated he would be open to Hussey returning to the national set-up. But the 37-year-old, who bowed out of Test cricket in January, said while he was flattered to be considered, he had retired from the international game.
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