I am taking one series at a time: Hayden

Updated: 24 December 2008 17:33 IST

Clearing air on speculation about his retirement plan, Oz batsman Matthew Hayden said he would reassess his cricketing future after the SA Test series.

I am taking one series at a time: Hayden
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Melbourne:

Clearing air on speculation about his retirement plan, Oz batsman Matthew Hayden said he would reassess his cricketing future after the SA Test series.

Clearing air on speculation about his retirement plan, Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden on Wednesday said he would reassess his cricketing future after the Test series against South Africa ends next month.

"I'm still enjoying the game. I've still got a role to play as a senior player," Hayden was quoted as saying in the Australian Associated Press.

The 37-year-old has been underfire recently owing to a form slump as he has made only 282 runs at 23.5 in seven Tests since recovering from an Achilles injury.

"I've got to perform as we've all got to perform, because that's the expectation of Australian cricket. I really want to play good Test match cricket for this next series and then see where we are at," he said.

Hayden also said he was taking one series at a time and not looking at 2009 Ashes yet.

"We've still got one-dayers and a long summer ahead of us. Kellie, my wife, and I have just really put every series into context. We weigh it up, as simple as that. I'm not looking to (next year's tours of) South Africa or England at this stage, I'm looking at these next two Test matches," he said.

Topics : Cricket Australia
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