Canberra, Aug 20: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday launched the Prime Minister’s XI match in the Bradman Room at Manuka Oval here where it was announced that former cricketer Mike Hussey will again captain and that a pink ball will be used.
The match will be played against New Zealand on October 23 here and will start the intertiol summer of cricket in Australia. Hussey played 79 Tests for Australia from 2005 to 2013 and 185 One-Day Intertiols (ODI) from 2004 to 2012. He scored 6,235 Test runs at 51.52, including 19 centuries, and 5,442 ODI runs at an astonishing average of 48.15. IANS