Victoria v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 1st day

Hussey and North miss out but Warriors still cash in

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 17, 2010

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Western Australia 6 for 319 (Voges 91*, Johnson 82*, Robinson 78) v Victoria
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Michael Hussey leaves the MCG without scoring, Victoria v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, 1st day, November 17, 2010
Michael Hussey departs without scoring after being caught by his brother © Getty Images
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There was no brotherly love for Michael Hussey as he and Marcus North both failed to secure their Ashes berths at the MCG. Instead of Hussey, who was caught for 0 by his sibling David, and North (17) setting up Western Australia, they relied on half-centuries to Wes Robinson, Adam Voges and Mitchell Johnson to take them to 6 for 319 against Victoria.

Pressure is building on the incumbents after the naming of a 17-man squad for the first Test and Hussey and North did nothing to ease the scrutiny. The only good thing for them was the failure of the young batting specialists in Hobart.

Hussey lasted 18 balls before pushing at the medium pace of Andrew McDonald and seeing the ball go to his brother at second slip. At least North managed some time in the middle, staying for 51 deliveries and hitting two fours, before David Hussey dived for his nick off Darren Pattinson.

Robinson started slowly after the Warriors were sent in but grew more comfortable during his 78 while Voges took over after tea. Voges finished with 91 and Johnson gained some much-needed confidence ahead of the Test with 82 off 88 balls, including 12 fours and a six. Will Sheridan picked up the lbws of Mitchell Marsh and Luke Ronchi to finish with 2 for 55.

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Posted by   on (November 19, 2010, 7:40 GMT)

THIS ONE IS FOR ALL THOSE WHO WERE AGAINST MIKEHUSSEY .FREINDS MIKEHUSSEY SORED 118 AGAINST VICTORIANS IN THE SHIELD MATCH .HE IS BACK IN FORM SO GUESS WHAT ENGLAND NOW BEWARE OF HUSSEY AS MRCRICKET IS BACK IN TRACK

Posted by   on (November 18, 2010, 0:32 GMT)

It's a shame that Andrew McDonald is not mentioned in the 17. How difficult is it to hit one of his balls, his economy is outstanding. He may not be a fancied strike bowler but boy, would he build pressure in the batting side. He's batting is better than North or Hussey at the moment.

Wake up selectors. Maybe McDonald should move to NSW.

Posted by Bigbanger666 on (November 18, 2010, 0:16 GMT)

Given Johnson is a real confidence player I reckon runs hold him in good stead for Ashes. I tip him to rip up the Poms from the start and take them apart.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2010, 12:21 GMT)

Give Huss one more chance, he will prove it, if not lets go for Fergie. North is not consistent at all, can not be selected for any national squad, though i love to see his batting whenever he gets some runs, but cant take chance at this big occasion. I dont know much about Khwaja, there are many consistent players ahead of him. Hauritz is not prefarable ahead of either O'keefe or Doherty. Instead Smith, it would be better to have McDonald in the squad, especially in Gabba.

Posted by Ozcricketwriter on (November 17, 2010, 10:17 GMT)

Steve Smith should play in the XI. For me, Ferguson and Khawaja have now ruled themselves out, Smith is a certain starter and now it is out of North vs Hussey for the last batting spot.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2010, 10:04 GMT)

good to see johnson getting some runs, i think when he makes runs it relaxes him and he seems to bowl better. lets hope anyway for australia's sake.

Posted by   on (November 17, 2010, 8:54 GMT)

Andrew McDOnald bowling beautifully again that kind of consistency and great batting is just what we need and I am a NSWelshman usually find it hilarious when Victorians dont get in but this big Ginge deserves a spot

Posted by   on (November 17, 2010, 8:18 GMT)

David Hussey should get in the test side. He's got more catches than his MIchael has runs. And he's legen....wait for it.... dary!!

Posted by A_J.. on (November 17, 2010, 8:02 GMT)

bad times came in every Master's career; but Michael is a Star performer, & he will come back, as a Real Champion, in the upcoming Ashes.

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