Hussey says Australia has quality and quantity to find his replacement

Hussey announced that he will retire after the Sydney Test against Sri Lanka. Says his team has fantastic talent.

updated: December 30, 2012 18:02 IST
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Sydney: Retiring Michael Hussey said on Sunday that there is quality and quantity to replace him despite becoming the second experienced batsman to quit Australian cricket's middle order ahead of a critical 12 months.

Hussey's announcement on Saturday that he will retire from international cricket after this week's final Sydney Test against Sri Lanka, came a month after Ricky Ponting revealed he was calling time on his 17-year career.

His departure has created another middle order batting vacancy going into February's tour of India, followed by Ashes series in England and Australia.

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