I am available for selection, says Katich

Australian cricketer Simon Katich has hinted that he would be available for an emergency call for the Ashes to save the faltering batting side if the selectors come looking for him.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Katich is in the kind of form that opposing Test pacemen found very hard to stop while he was in the national squad, even though he is plundering runs for English county team Lancashire rather than the flailing Australian team.
Although retired cricketers Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey have made their intentions clear about never playing any competitive cricket again, Katich has insisted that he had never retired from the international scene, and clearly hinted at a positive answer of a SOS call if one is made to him.
Even as the Australians were left staring down the barrel of a heavy defeat in the second Ashes Test against England after their first-innings batting collapse at Lord’s, Katich said that he was told by former chief selector Andrew Hilditch in 2010 that he would never be picked for Australia again, although he added that he told him the same thing in 2007.

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