MacGill set to play on

Stuart MacGill is determined to stick around the international cricket circuit for at least another few years.

The second best leg spinner in Australia said he was “completely stunned” upon hearing the news that his rival and teammate, Shane Warne, was throwing in the towel.

“I didn’t believe the news when I first saw it because I was always under the impression that I would be out before Shane,” he said.

With Australia in desperate need of a quality spin bowler in the short term, MacGill, who has 198 wickets from 40 Tests, says he has no intentions of retiring just yet.

“I still really think I’ve got some significant contributions to make to Australian cricket and if I play well for NSW and continue to prepare well, then I will be in good shape if Australia needs me.”

MacGill, 35, believes he can play a vital role over the next few years as Australia search for a viable long term solution to fill the vast gap left by the retirement of Warne.

“There’s definitely a role for me at state and international level for the next two to three years,” he said.

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