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On the basis of this tournament, there are a number of Australians with plenty to offer on the cricket field despite their advancing years.
The second-highest run scorer in the BBL this year was none other than 38-year-old Simon Katich, a man who has not played an international game since the second Test of the 2010-11 Ashes.
He was only the second man to go past 300 runs in the tournament, helping the Scorchers reach the final.
The evergreen Mike Hussey also showed he still has what it takes to dominate opposition bowling attacks in the shortest form of the game.
The Sydney Thunder captain enjoyed the occasion once again and may well force his way back into Sheffield Shield cricket with Western Australia, per the Sydney Morning Herald.
Those two did not return to international cricket on the back of their BBL performances, but Brad Hodge and Cameron White did in the recent T20 series against England.
It is easy to forget that White once captained Australia in this format, was touted as their next great all-rounder and a possible successor to Shane Warne.
Now, revitalised at the top of the order, White was brought back by his country after a number of hard-hitting displays as a BBL opener.
Even better, in Australian colours he did not score less than 41 in any of the three games as the hosts whitewashed England in the T20 series.
The leading run scorer in the history of T20 cricket, Hodge was helped by Australia’s desire to rotate their first-choice players, but he was able to play his first international game since 2008.
For so long regarded as one of the unluckiest batsmen in Australia as he found himself behind players of the calibre of Ricky Ponting, Damien Martyn and Mike Hussey, could Hodge’s time finally have arrived?
Only time will tell for the 39-year-old.