David Hussey`s career on the ropes after exclusion from CA contract list

Updated: Apr 03, 2013, 10:21 AM IST

Sydney: Australian cricketer David Hussey’s international career looks uncertain after he was left off Cricket Australia`s (CA) contracted player list for the 2013-14 season.

Hinting that Hussey has been left out from the list as the CA is focusing on keeping young players ahead of the 2015 one-day World Cup, national selector John Inverarity said that the board is looking towards grooming and giving experience to those young players whom they think will come through.

Inverarity further said that Australian cricket is very much in a transitional stage.

The 35-year-old has played 69 one-dayers and 39 Twenty20s for Australia, and held out a slight hope of making the Test squad for the looming back-to-back Ashes series, which were dashed after he was left out off the list.

Paceman Jackson Bird, all-rounder Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith also missed out on contracts, but they remain in the mix for Ashes and one-day selection, the report added.