David Hussey hopeful regarding his Test future – Cricket News Update
Despite finding himself in the 30s, Australia's David Hussey believes his County cricket experience improves his chances of a Test call.
"I think the new selection committee is going to select the best players available at any one time. I have not given up hope of playing Test cricket," Hussey said.
Currently a pivotal part of the ODI and T20 setup, the younger brother of Michael Hussey surprisingly, has yet to earn a baggy green cap, despite his stupendous showings in Australian domestic circuit, as well as the English County arena.
While previously, he might have been a victim of some bias selection policies, the current era under selection panel head John Inverarity has been clear on giving everyone a fair chance. Hussey’s experience of playing under diverse conditions simply stands out.
In 160 First-class matches, played across England and Australia, he has scored more than 12000 runs at an impressive average of 54.84. His county stints with Nottinghamshire have been nothing short of astounding since joining them in 2004.
His first season saw him score 1208 runs, followed by a Championship winning campaign where he amassed 1231 runs including a double century against Warwickshire. The next year, he was simply breathtaking, scoring 1219 at 93.76, while recording a stupendous 275-run effort against Essex.
With such stats, the player has displayed potential his entire career and remains adamant on earning a Test call-up. With the Ashes next year, Hussey’s experience could prove vital as his side looks to regain the coveted trophy.
The player is hopeful that he does get a reckoning, along with fellow 30-plus Chris Rogers, who also has a wealth of knowledge of playing on English soil through his time with Leicestershire, Middlesex and Derbyshire.
“Playing county cricket is a big advantage for Chris and myself and hopefully it is looked upon for future series. "I would not have got back in the ODI team last summer if they did not pick on form. I had a really good Big Bash and I think that helped getting back in the one-day team and I thought I may as well grab every opportunity because it might well be the last," added Hussey.