August 22, 2017

Michael Hussey joins Aussie World Cup Cricket team

Mike Hussey has risen from the grave to don the canary yellow one more time.

Star Western Australian batsman Michael Hussey is to join Australia’s Cricket World Cup squad as an injury replacement for Doug Bollinger.

Hussey, 35, was pulled from the squad on the eve of their departure when his bad hamstring injury was not sufficiently healed. But after surgery, he resumed playing last week in the Sheffield Shield against Queensland.

Having got through that game ok seems to have been enough for the Aussie selectors to put their faith in him for one last campaign.

Australia captain Ricky Ponting had some reservations about replacing a bowler with a batsman, so the selectors are also flying Victoria’s Dirk Nannes over as well in case anything happens to one of the frontline quicks.

Chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said “Michael has successfully recovered from major hamstring surgery and is seen as someone who is capable of assisting Australia as we strive to win this tournament.”

“His skill, experience, ability against spin and the fact that he provides a left-hand option in the middle order is seen as critical in our World Cup defence now that he has successfully recovered from injury.” Steady on Andrew. You make it sound like Mike is the Messiah come to save Aussie cricket.

It looks as though Mike Hussey will find his way straight into the starting line-up, probably at the expense of his brother David.

Newswarped is not sure how reserve batsmen Callum Ferguson and Tim Paine are supposed to feel with the old fella queue jumping them into the playing side.