Hussey appointed as Melbourne Stars captain

"I want to win some silverware"

“I want to win some silverware”

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The Melbourne Stars have named David Hussey as their captain for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

The Stars also confirmed that James Faulkner will be Hussey’s deputy throughout the tournament.

Hussey was handed the reins after former Australia captain Michael Clarke, who retired from international cricket after the recent Ashes series against England, decided to pull out of the BBL.

The appointment also comes on the back of last season’s captain Cameron White joining the Melbourne Renegades.

Hussey was delighted to be put in charge and admitted that the decision to name Faulkner vice-captain was an “interesting” one.

“It’s an interesting decision by the Melbourne Stars,” Hussey told News Corp. “James Faulkner’s going to be the vice-captain and he’s going to be a great person to bounce ideas off. I’ve also learnt from two great captains before me in Shane Warne and Cameron White. In terms of me being captain, it’s a tough one.”

The Stars have managed to reach the semi-finals of all four BBL tournaments thus far, but have never made it to the final. However, Hussey is looking to rectify that this season by leading the team to BBL glory.

“I’m really focused on helping the Melbourne Stars. I want to win some silverware,” he said. “It is frustrating. We’ve been semi-finalists every year since the inception of the competition.”

Hussey also revealed that he may not hold the captaincy position on a long-term basis as he doesn’t want to hinder the growth of younger talents.

“I’m always for never standing in the way of a younger player coming through,” he said. “James Faulkner, hopefully we can work together and maybe he’s going to be a future captain of the Melbourne Stars, maybe next year or the year after.”

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