November 4-7, 1994-95
Debuts as an opener for Western Australia in 1994-95
, scoring 16, and grows into one of the state's greatest batsmen. It takes another 11 years of consistent output before he convinces the national selectors of his worth.
August 14-17, 2003
Becomes only the third man after Wally Hammond and Graeme Hick to amass three County Championship triple-hundreds. His 331
for Northamptonshire against Somerset in 2003 follows the 310 and 329 in his previous two seasons with the side. In England he is incredible in the Championship, averaging 79 in 2001, 72 in 2002, 89 in 2003, 36 in 2004 and 76 in 2005.
February 1-17, 2005
Green and gold fever
Is unbeaten on 17 in his first ODI
and isn't dismissed until his sixth innings. Picked for the limited-overs tour of New Zealand, he scores 31 off 15 balls
in his opening Twenty20. Despite his initial success with the team and his outstanding form in England, he is not selected for the Ashes Test squad.
November 3-6, 2005
A fractured rib to Justin Langer gives Hussey his Test break at the Gabba
following 15,313 first-class runs, a record for an Australian before wearing baggy green. He is out pulling for 1 and makes 29 in the second innings, but follows up with a composed 137
November 2005-April 2006
Summer of runs
Three more hundreds follow in his first summer, including a memorable 122 in the second Test
against South Africa when he puts on 107 for the last wicket with Glenn McGrath. He finishes the campaign with a career-high 182
against Bangladesh in Chittagong.
November 2006-January 2007
England supporters couldn't understand why it took Australia took so long to spot Hussey's Test claims following his time in the counties. In his first series against England he starts with four consecutive fifties and crowns the summer with a sweaty century
at the WACA on the way to 458 runs at 91.60.
November 16-17, 2007
In Bradman's shadow
is one of the most closely monitored numbers in the game for his first three years in the Test side. It reached 86.18 after back-to-back centuries against Sri Lanka and then begins to drop towards the marks of the other mortals.
World Cup wobbles
The first glitch comes in the one-day format leading up to the 2007 World Cup. His calm outlook, strong team qualities and ability to perform in most situations had helped earn him the captaincy for the Chappell-Hadlee Series, but it quickly becomes a tournament to forget with three severe losses. At the World Cup his first four entries are single figures and he finishes with 87 runs for the tournament.
August 23, 2009
No Ashes fairytale
Goes 15 Tests without a century and is worn down by being part of all three teams. Breaks the drought at The Oval
and while his 121 extends his career, it can't stop an Australian loss as England regain the Ashes. He has better fortune with his 134 against Pakistan
at the SCG early in 2010, an innings which starts Australia's remarkable winning turnaround.