Australia contracted 20 players to its national cricket teams in the 12 months from July, with recent Test squad members Steve Smith, Moises Henriques and Usman Khawaja among those to miss out.
Mike Hussey steered Australia to a 3- 0 sweep of Sri Lanka in his last international cricket match to underline what the team will miss in its remaining 13 Tests of 2013 against India and England.
Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin hit centuries as Australia took a 202-run lead over England on day three of the series-opening Ashes cricket Test in Brisbane.
Australia took a 48-run lead over Sri Lanka on day two of their third cricket Test in Sydney as the home team seeks to sweep the series 3-0.
Mike Hussey hit 81 not out to lift Australia to 220-5 in reply to England’s 260 before bad weather cut play short on day two of the series-opening Ashes cricket Test in Brisbane.
Mike Hussey and Ricky Ponting hit half-centuries to rally Australia to 179-8 in its second innings and a 230-run lead over India on day three of their series- opening cricket Test in Melbourne.
Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin hit centuries to lift Australia to a 221-run first-innings lead over England on day three of the series-opening Ashes cricket Test in Brisbane.
Mike Hussey’s unbeaten century helped Australia take a 363-run lead on Sri Lanka on day two of their opening cricket Test.
Australia applied to Cricket World Cup organizers for permission to replace injured batsman Mike Hussey and spin bowler Nathan Hauritz in its 15-man squad.
The series-opening cricket Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane ended in a draw as the home team ran out of time to try to force a victory.
"I would have liked to have played but the selectors spoke to me and said they're starting to look toward the 2015 World Cup."
- Mike Hussey on Jan 06, 2013