Michael Hussy Urges Australia to Perform Better

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Michael Hussy Urges Australia to Perform Better

Michael Hussy has urged the team Australia to give its best in the last Test match of the Ashes series, going to be held in Sydney, and to bag a much needed morale-boosting victory.

Australia had lost its fourth Test match against the visitors in Melbourne, which culminated in giving the team England a 2-1 lead. Now, with the English players determined to retain the series, only winning the final match can keep the hosts from earning a consecutive defeat in the traditional series.

Being the winner of the 2009’s series, which had been held on the home grounds, team England already possesses the urn. Hence, even if Australia names the final match, it will not be able to regain the title.

However, having the world cup cricket 2011 just around the corner, ending the Ashes in draw will not only help in salvaging some of the pride of the hosts, it will also provide the boost and confidence which is essential to enter into the mega event with a positive mind.

After Ricky Ponting had an aggravated finger injury and ruled out the possibility of being a part of the Test squad, Michael Clarke is going to lead the team for the first time in his career. The experienced batsman will enter the grounds with high expectations of restoring the pride of the nation.

While entering into a crucial match of the series, the team will also witness some changes and will extend a chance for two of the debutants to kick off their international cricketing careers. According to the news, Usman Khawaja, the batsman who has been playing for New South Wales, will be replacing the injured skipper, while Michael Beer, the spinner from Western Australia has also been announced to be a part of the 12-man squad.

Sharing his views, Hussy said, “(We need) to try to start the rise again, getting back to where we want to be – getting a team together we believe in and sticking with them and hoping to build our way back up. We’d like to be number one in the world, it’s going to take time, but it can start now.”

Known as Mr. Cricket, the formidable batsman further said that to him it was not about saving the face, but to have a moral victory. He was of the view that it would give the players a confident feeling, which was crucial to make a good start in the next year.

 

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