MacGill out of retirement to play T20 cricket

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Published: Friday, December 2, 2011, 16:16 [IST]
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MacGill out of retirement for Big Bash

Sydney, Dec 2: Former Australian Test leg spinner Stuart MacGill announced on Friday he was coming out of retirement to play for the Sydney Sixers in the domestic Big Bash competition.

MacGill, who had retired from international cricket in 2008 took 208 Test wickets at an average of 29.02, said that he was keen to take part in the Big Bash competition as Sydney would have a team.

"I played Twenty20 years ago when it first started in England, so I've got a rough understanding of the game and the demands it places on the bowlers," MacGill said.

"I've always thought it was good for the old blokes. It doesn't really matter if you hit me over the fence. I've been hit there before."

Along with MacGill, a host of veterans will join him in the tournamant from December 16 to January 28, including Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden and Brad Hogg.


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