Mike Hussey insists he has no plans to retire from international cricket, with the Australia left-hander instead setting his sights on earning a new deal.
Australia will tour Sri Lanka and South Africa this season, while they will tackle New Zealand at home.
And the 36-year-old claims he wants to part of the Australia side for these matches, claiming his has not even considered quitting.
"I haven't been thinking about anything like that," he told AAP.
"I'm still enjoying the challenge out in the middle and while I feel like I can still contribute to the team and I've still got that buzz to fight out there in the middle and still have the passion to play for Australia, I still want to carry on."
Australia have endured a torrid time of late, having lost the Ashes and then been knocked out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals.
However Hussey believes he and fellow veterans Ricky Ponting and Simon Katich all have plenty left to offer the side and deserve new deals.
"I still think we're playing well enough to be in the top 25 players in the country," he said.
"As long as the guys have the burning desire to want to be out there in the middle and want that challenge and the fight of the match - if you start to lose that then maybe it's time to look away.
"But I've seen the characters of Kato and Ricky and there's never any question about that sort of stuff so I'd be very surprised if they weren't offered contracts.
"They deserve them so I'm sure there will be no worries with that."