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Mike

Hussey

RUNS
22783
AVERAGE
52.14

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
39
HEIGHT
180cmCM
BORN

Mount Lawley

COUNTRY

STATE

WA

WA
LOCAL CLUB

Wanneroo

Bio

Michael Hussey sums up the saying that good things come to those who wait. After a glittering First Class career, which has seen him score almost 22000 runs, Hussey finally received his first Baggy Green with the home series against the West Indies in 2005. He has not looked back since.

After a poor first Test, Hussey found life much easier, hitting back to back centuries against the Calypso kings.

His first two years of international cricket were outstanding, and earned him the nickname “Mr Cricket”. He had become the fastest man to reach 1000 test runs, and had a batting average of 86.18.

His batting in ODI’s was also out of this world, where it took 29 matches for his average to drop below 100.

A lean spell followed, but Mr Cricket was soon back to his versatile best, scoring a match winning 134 against Pakistan at the SCG. Batting with the tail has been no problem for Hussey, and this match highlighted his faith in players such as Peter Siddle.

The 2010/11 Ashes was a major disappointment for Australia, but not for the middle-order maestro. A career best 195 at the Gabba silenced his critics, and sparked a series to savour for Hussey. Three more half centuries in a row, and then another hundred confirmed his status as Mr Reliable.
 
A terrific tour of Sri Lanka saw him score two more centuries, and also chime in with the huge wicket of Kumar Sangakarra. A superb 150* against India was part of a 344 run partnership with Michael Clarke, which helped Australia to another crushing victory.

In ODI cricket, Hussey has been an anchor in the middle order. Whether he gives the innings the late flurry it needs, or he grinds out a patient 50, Hussey has gotten his side out of sticky situations time and time again.
 
While he has always battled to hold down a spot in the T20 side, Hussey has been a constant star for IPL franchise the Chennai Super Kings.

Despite being one of the most reliable cricketers to ever play for Australia, there is mounting pressure on the ageing Hussey to step down from the national team. Not for the first time, Hussey will be keen for his bat to do the talking against the best bowling attack in the world.

MATCHES
79
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
393
BEST BATTING
195
BEST BOWLING
2-2
Bowling
WICKETS
7
AVERAGE
43.71
ECONOMY
3.12
S/R
84
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
6235
INNINGS
137
NOT OUTS
16
AVERAGE
51.53
100s
19
50s
29
MATCHES
185
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
150
BEST BATTING
109
BEST BOWLING
1-22
Bowling
WICKETS
2
AVERAGE
117.5
ECONOMY
5.88
S/R
120
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
5442
INNINGS
157
NOT OUTS
44
AVERAGE
48.16
100s
3
50s
39
MATCHES
38
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
60
BEST BOWLING
-
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
5
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
721
INNINGS
30
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
37.95
100s
0
50s
4
MATCHES
273
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
331
BEST BOWLING
6-83
Bowling
WICKETS
27
AVERAGE
40.48
ECONOMY
3.2
S/R
76
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
22783
INNINGS
486
NOT OUTS
49
AVERAGE
52.14
100s
61
50s
103
MATCHES
79
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
106
BEST BOWLING
3-52
Bowling
WICKETS
10
AVERAGE
32.9
ECONOMY
7.15
S/R
27.6
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
2661
INNINGS
77
NOT OUTS
10
AVERAGE
39.72
100s
3
50s
21

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