Sydney: Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden is planning a return to competitive cricket with the Big Bash Twenty20 tournament starting in December.
Hayden, who is now a Cricket Australia (CA) board member, retired from international cricket in 2009 and played the first three seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Chennai Super Kings. In his last IPL season, he scored 93 runs off 43 balls early in the tournament but then struggled.
The Australian reported that Hayden is likely to turn out for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash. Hayden is adored by Queenslanders and would be a huge drawcard.