Chennai: Chennai Superkings would not be able to avail the services of Michael Hussey for the second season of the Indian Premier League. Hussey joined the list of Aussie cricketers who have opted out of the Twenty20 tournament.
Mike Hussey opted out of the IPL in order to re-work on his lost form ahead of the Ashes. Hussey had been going through a rough patch lately, managing to reach a score of 50 only once in his last six test appearances.
Hussey had played four games for the Chennai team during the first season of IPL and was amongst the top run getters averaging 84. He also had posted a score of 116 in 54 balls which happens to be the third highest score in the tournament.
The Aussie also mentioned that he would be not be playing the ODI series against Pakistan to be held at the United Arab Emirates. Hussey said that he wanted to replenish his lost energies and be completely fit to compete against the English team in the Ashes.
Mitchell Johnson, Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting are the other Australians who would be giving IPL a miss.