Ashes 2013: David Hussey says he is ready to help Aussies
Nottinghamshire batsman David Hussey is refusing to rule out a call-up to the Australia Ashes squad.
While he admits a Test debut for the series starting at Trent Bridge on 10 July is unlikely, he knows a strong county cricket campaign will keep him in selectors' minds.
"The squads have been selected and I'm on the outskirts," the 35-year-old told BBC Radio Nottingham.
"But I don't know, a few injuries and runs for Notts and I might get an SOS."
Hussey starts his eighth campaign with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Friday night, and will captain the Outlaws' Twenty20 side.
He has played more than 100 international matches for Australia, but never received the baggy green cap.
Hussey said other Australians on domestic duties in England, including former captain Ricky Ponting, who recently announced he will retire from all forms of the game in October, should come under serious consideration if crisis hits the tourists.
"To help the Aussie team would be a privilege," Hussey said.
"It is always good playing cricket, and if you are going well in a particular format of the game and if there is an unfortunate injury or loss of form, then you can get dragged in.
"I might have more chance of winning the EuroMillions than getting picked for the Ashes, but we will wait and see. There are better players floating around in the county ranks, like Ricky Ponting, so they might ask him first.
"Hopefully the Aussie team don't need me, and they can win 2-1 as I'm predicting."