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Famous cricket player of Australia: Michael Hussey

by on February 20, 2011
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Famous cricket player of Australia: Michael Hussey

A relative late starter at the international level, Michael Hussey, a left handed specialist middle order batsman from Australian cricket team has certainly made a huge impact in the world of cricket. His cheeky stroke play, accompanied with brilliant hard hitting, have made him one of the most feared batsmen in the world of cricket.

Born in 1975 in Mount Lawley in Australia, Michael Hussey made his one day international debut against India in 2004. To date he has represented his national side in 150 ODIs and scored 4448 runs at a mind blowing average of 52.32. He is regarded as a finisher and although is a tentative starter at the crease, once he settles down, he likes to score his runs briskly. Michael Hussey has 2 centuries and 33 fifties to his credit and has 109* as his highest score in an ODI inning. In 2006 he was awarded ICC’s ODI player of the year which speaks volumes of the caliber this guy possesses.

Although he was a part of the Australian team that won the World Cup in 2007, Michael Hussey didn’t have a great outing because he scored only 87 runs in the entire tournament. But as they say, form is temporary, class is forever, Michael Hussey has since never looked back and is a key member of the Australian ODI team that has traveled to the sub continent to defend their world title.

With Hussey being on the wrong side of  the age of 30 now, it is very likely that this would be his last world cup and he would try to make sure that using the god gifted talent he has, Michael Hussey would like to play a pivotal role in Australia’s bid to lift the world cup for an unprecedented 5th time over all and 4th time in a row in 2011 ICC World Cup.

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