Australia v India, CB Series, Adelaide February 11, 2012

Hussey rested for Adelaide ODI

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Peter Forrest's chances of making his ODI debut on Sunday in Adelaide have been boosted after the Australian selectors confirmed Michael Hussey would be rested. Australia will take only 12 men to Adelaide for the match against India, with Hussey to remain in Perth and Ben Hilfenhaus heading home to Hobart.

The allrounder Mitchell Marsh will join the squad after missing the first two games so he could play in Western Australia's Sheffield Shield match against Queensland at the Gabba. It remains to be seen whether the selectors will play Marsh and Daniel Christian in the same side given their similar styles, and Christian has done his chances no harm with two solid performances over the past week.

The most likely change is a straight swap between Hussey and Forrest, who had been expected to make his debut against Sri Lanka on Friday but was ultimately left out of the side. Prior to the series, the Australian selectors named a squad for the first three ODIs, so a new group will be confirmed for the next portion of the series in the coming few days.

Australia David Warner, Matthew Wade (wk), Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (capt), David Hussey, Peter Forrest, Daniel Christian, Mitchell Marsh, Ryan Harris, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty.

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  • bobmartin on February 12, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    @maddy20.. Nobody was talking about England... Anyone but a fool knows England are and always have been a poor ODI side, and I don't see any chance of improvement in the near future... but that wasn't the topic under discussion.. It was comparing India (many of whose avid supporters claim to be the best ODI team in the world) and Australia (who the rest of the world recognise as the best ODI team in the world) At least you are one of the few willing to admit that you are second best... That's something

  • Gordo85 on February 12, 2012, 8:37 GMT

    This all comes back to the fact that Mike came out and said not too long ago now that he wouldn't like to be dropped at all. To me that sounded selfish since he didn't want to do what was the best thing for the team and I put this down to the fact the coach didn't forget what Mike said. Also I think it is karma.

  • IMHO on February 12, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    Current Aussie team is on the way. I don't think they are there yet. Indian team is where the Aussie team has been for the past 2 years. What is interesting is the Pakistani and Sri Lankan fans on this site are trying to downplay India's team as a one shot wonder (besides English and Aussie supporters) . Guess the WC bashing is not totally forgotten in their minds. India was stronger during the World Cup - period. Get over it folks, its a game. Somebody wins and somebody loses every game. We have enough strong teams now not to have any domination like the Aussies in 2000-2004. Its an open field. If you think your team can do it, let them do it but stop spilling venom because you are a sore loser

  • myStraightTalk on February 12, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    As far indian team all of them rested when they are playing for india.. loosers very lazy to even appeal for a catch (Dhoni catch of Hussey was turned down since they forget to appeal .. even child will tell thats not a appeal)

  • zenboomerang on February 12, 2012, 3:40 GMT

    Still finding it hard to see why M Hussey was spelled while making runs when Ponting has had 2 failures at the wkt... Surely we want to win the series & by resting out of form players sends the right message - aka Argus report & what is done in other professional sports... With Watson & Pattinson likely to be available for the 6th Oz match I guess some will be feeling the pinch sooner rather than later... Wade, Warner, Watson, Clarke, M Hussey, D Hussey, Christian/Marsh, McKay, Pattinson, Starc, Doherty would be my pick for the finals...

  • Harry_Kool on February 12, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    @maddy20. "Whipped the Aussies?". One game and you are legends? Come post in about 18 months when your side is near the bottom of the rankings. The wya they turn theiir toes up when travelling are a disgrace to your country.

  • wix99 on February 12, 2012, 0:58 GMT

    Good to see the selectors resting Hussey and giving Peter Forrest an opportunity. I hope they rest Ponting later in the series to give another younger batsman an opportunity. While Hussey and Ponting are still batting well, their presence in the team limits opportunities for up and coming batsmen. I suggest the selectors rest one of Ponting and Hussey from every ODI to give new batsmen a chance to play. Aaron Finch, Travis Birt and George Bailey are a few players who deserve a chance to test themselves in ODIs.

  • Harry_Kool on February 11, 2012, 22:09 GMT

    @whitesXI. Totally correct. A lot of them don't even acknowledge the other side's better performnce but whine about their own team's poor showing & offer a myriad of excuses. They also conveniently forget series such as 2009 where we sent a virtual 3rdXI and whipped them in the one dayers over there! Credit to the Poms, Pakistanis, Lankans, Kiwis & Saffers, they nearly always say "Well done, see you next time", & you know they will be hard at you again.

  • maddy20 on February 11, 2012, 22:07 GMT

    @Pras_Punter Very easy to talk nonsense when you are beaten saying it was an easier format and what not. But the fact remains that we have whipped the OZ by 5 wickets and 14 balls to spare, which is what they call "A convincing win".

  • maddy20 on February 11, 2012, 22:03 GMT

    @bobmartin "Do you really believe India would have won the WC if it had been held anywhere but in India..Fat chance !!" Funny thats coming from an English supporter considering the fact that you have NEVER won a WC anywhere despite of having hosted 4 of them. We on the other hand have won one in your own backyard and one in ours. Yes Aus are the best but we can safely say that we are the second best.

  • bobmartin on February 12, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    @maddy20.. Nobody was talking about England... Anyone but a fool knows England are and always have been a poor ODI side, and I don't see any chance of improvement in the near future... but that wasn't the topic under discussion.. It was comparing India (many of whose avid supporters claim to be the best ODI team in the world) and Australia (who the rest of the world recognise as the best ODI team in the world) At least you are one of the few willing to admit that you are second best... That's something

  • Gordo85 on February 12, 2012, 8:37 GMT

    This all comes back to the fact that Mike came out and said not too long ago now that he wouldn't like to be dropped at all. To me that sounded selfish since he didn't want to do what was the best thing for the team and I put this down to the fact the coach didn't forget what Mike said. Also I think it is karma.

  • IMHO on February 12, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    Current Aussie team is on the way. I don't think they are there yet. Indian team is where the Aussie team has been for the past 2 years. What is interesting is the Pakistani and Sri Lankan fans on this site are trying to downplay India's team as a one shot wonder (besides English and Aussie supporters) . Guess the WC bashing is not totally forgotten in their minds. India was stronger during the World Cup - period. Get over it folks, its a game. Somebody wins and somebody loses every game. We have enough strong teams now not to have any domination like the Aussies in 2000-2004. Its an open field. If you think your team can do it, let them do it but stop spilling venom because you are a sore loser

  • myStraightTalk on February 12, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    As far indian team all of them rested when they are playing for india.. loosers very lazy to even appeal for a catch (Dhoni catch of Hussey was turned down since they forget to appeal .. even child will tell thats not a appeal)

  • zenboomerang on February 12, 2012, 3:40 GMT

    Still finding it hard to see why M Hussey was spelled while making runs when Ponting has had 2 failures at the wkt... Surely we want to win the series & by resting out of form players sends the right message - aka Argus report & what is done in other professional sports... With Watson & Pattinson likely to be available for the 6th Oz match I guess some will be feeling the pinch sooner rather than later... Wade, Warner, Watson, Clarke, M Hussey, D Hussey, Christian/Marsh, McKay, Pattinson, Starc, Doherty would be my pick for the finals...

  • Harry_Kool on February 12, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    @maddy20. "Whipped the Aussies?". One game and you are legends? Come post in about 18 months when your side is near the bottom of the rankings. The wya they turn theiir toes up when travelling are a disgrace to your country.

  • wix99 on February 12, 2012, 0:58 GMT

    Good to see the selectors resting Hussey and giving Peter Forrest an opportunity. I hope they rest Ponting later in the series to give another younger batsman an opportunity. While Hussey and Ponting are still batting well, their presence in the team limits opportunities for up and coming batsmen. I suggest the selectors rest one of Ponting and Hussey from every ODI to give new batsmen a chance to play. Aaron Finch, Travis Birt and George Bailey are a few players who deserve a chance to test themselves in ODIs.

  • Harry_Kool on February 11, 2012, 22:09 GMT

    @whitesXI. Totally correct. A lot of them don't even acknowledge the other side's better performnce but whine about their own team's poor showing & offer a myriad of excuses. They also conveniently forget series such as 2009 where we sent a virtual 3rdXI and whipped them in the one dayers over there! Credit to the Poms, Pakistanis, Lankans, Kiwis & Saffers, they nearly always say "Well done, see you next time", & you know they will be hard at you again.

  • maddy20 on February 11, 2012, 22:07 GMT

    @Pras_Punter Very easy to talk nonsense when you are beaten saying it was an easier format and what not. But the fact remains that we have whipped the OZ by 5 wickets and 14 balls to spare, which is what they call "A convincing win".

  • maddy20 on February 11, 2012, 22:03 GMT

    @bobmartin "Do you really believe India would have won the WC if it had been held anywhere but in India..Fat chance !!" Funny thats coming from an English supporter considering the fact that you have NEVER won a WC anywhere despite of having hosted 4 of them. We on the other hand have won one in your own backyard and one in ours. Yes Aus are the best but we can safely say that we are the second best.

  • Mitcher on February 11, 2012, 20:54 GMT

    This 'everyone wins at home' line is getting utterly boring from desperate, ungracious Indian fans. No doubt the same chatterboxes who were claiming India would flog Australia in Australia before the latest series. It's this type of fan that has made a large chunk of the cricket world lose all respect for what I once thought was a knowledgable and fair group of supporters. I'm losing faith in that view. Pathetic...

  • PrasPunter on February 11, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    @bobmartin , should i say that Aus that has won WCs and test-series across geographies, pitches, time-spans etc is indeed the best? The indians were desperate to "get" one for their "God" and not sure how they managed one !!! By far, 92, 99, 2003 and 2007 are the best WC wins, what with these ones played with the toughest of the formats !! The indians managed to have an easier format so that they can fancy their chances !!

  • street_smart on February 11, 2012, 15:46 GMT

    Sachin & gambhir should open . Sehwag should be dropped.. Bring in Manoj Tiwary at no. 4 instead of Raina.. & Irfan instead of PK..

  • on February 11, 2012, 15:31 GMT

    raina playin at no 6 at times no 7...u could not blame him as he has to play according to the situation..if no raina, can irfan play at no 6? we ve seen how irfan played in his outing against westindies..

  • bobmartin on February 11, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    And I might add to my last post.. Oz have won 4 World Cups, (in India/Pakistan, England, W Indiies and Sth Africa)... Note..not one of these was played at home... India have won 2, (in England and India/Bangladesh/Sri Lanka) Note.. all but one of their matches was in India... So who is the better team playing away from home ?

  • bobmartin on February 11, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    @Rakhil Pakhetra: "a dog is always a lion at home.play all these teams at neutral venues say UAE or WI or SA and then u can comment which team is competitive" ....... Simple question... who are, and have been number 1 in the ICC test rankings for almost the entire time the rankings have been in operation. Answer... Australia... Another simple question... How many times has India topped that table..Answer ... Never... And since the table is calculated on all matches, both home and away, I think we can safely say that Australia are the best ODI team in the world and have been for some considerable time...India on the other hand are one trick wonders... Do you really believe India would have won the WC if it had been held anywhere but in India..Fat chance !! Oh.. and in case you think I'm biased.. I'm an avid England supporter..

  • VivGilchrist on February 11, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    @jonesy2, Why don't you just list the whole WA team as the Aussie squad?

  • whitesXI on February 11, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    @jonesy2 - getting a little carried away aren't you? I'm all for national pride, and I'll admit Aus can name three world class bowling line-ups at the moment if everyone was fit, but the batting collapses we've seen in recent weeks have been far too common to start saying that we're world beaters at the moment. It's a good start for a rebuilding team that has had as many changes as I've ever seen in international cricket, but that's about all we can determine at the moment

  • whitesXI on February 11, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    @Rakhil Pakhetra - I'm starting to get really sick of the many Indian supporters who continue to talk about how winning games on home soil doesn't mean anything then hypocritically saying India will beat us at the next series in India. India haven't even been competitive throughout this series with exception to the 2nd T20. Would you kindly stop talking about how talented all the players who can't make it into your XI are! Either play them and beat us or stop posting nonsense that you can't back-up

  • on February 11, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    @Vivian_richard, check the score card of emerging players tournament in Aus last year, you will see how manish pandey,sourav tiwary,shikar dhavan & ashok meneria scored big centuries...

  • on February 11, 2012, 10:59 GMT

    @jonesy2, IMO forrest can come in at no 3 and mitch marsh can be slotted at hussey's place.. u need a big hitter at the death.. and if the purpose of playing forrest is to give him international exposure than why not give him maximum overs to face.. besides marsh can always come back and bowl a few good overs..

  • maddy20 on February 11, 2012, 10:09 GMT

    @Vivian_Richard Not as competetive as against your incredible WI side which even India Z can beat!

  • on February 11, 2012, 9:27 GMT

    doesnt matter who they leave out Australia will still dominate

  • jonesy2 on February 11, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    Vivian_Richard --- australia have such bencg strength they could have 3 teams and all 3 would be ranked in the top 3 in the world. mitch marsh should bat at 3 i reckon, ponting should be rested, ryan harris should be rested and coulter niles should play.

  • on February 11, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    @Hold_the_line:Here you go ...defeat a no.6 or no.7 team in t20s in a reduced overs odi match equivalent to t20 and go praising the side that won...it is well known tht India arent a gud test and t20 team anymore but they have always been competitive in Odis since the 2007 world cup debacle..wonder does anybody remember 2008 australia triseries series where Symonds spoke too early and said they will win the triseries winning the 1st two odi finals itself...and the world saw who won that tri-series...well the fans can support their own teams but the fact is that the team which performs better on a given day wins the game..May the better team win...

  • AdoSR on February 11, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    If Warner is the MOM then Australia wll win by a lot more than 32 runs :)

  • on February 11, 2012, 7:34 GMT

    Good news for Ashwin.. He just needs to get rid of Clarke now

  • rahulcricket007 on February 11, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    IT IS A VERY GOOD NEWS FOR INDIA BECAUSE HUSSEY IS THE MAN WHO CAN MAKE RUNS IN MIDDLE ORDER AT BRISK PACE WITHOUT GETTING OUT EARLY . PRAVEEN KUMAR SHOULD BE DROPPED FROM THE SIDE AS HE IS NOT TAKING ANY WKTS NOR HE IS STOPPOING RUNS . PATHAN OR YADAV SHOULD BE INCLUDED .

  • Hold_the_line on February 11, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    Aus to win the toss, bat first, and win by 32 runs. Warner to win man of the match.

  • on February 11, 2012, 6:21 GMT

    @Vivian_Richards : a dog is always a lion at home.play all these teams at neutral venues say UAE or WI or SA and then u can comment which team is competitive...n if u wanna make 3 teams for Australia then m sure u aren't aware of India's domestic talent and it's nt ur mistake as most of talents have been ignored for big names in Indian cricket team or u can say our selectors have been partial and if u make 3 young teams from India other than current national teams,2 out of ur 3 aussies teams will have to work hard or fight for a win against these 3 teams on neutral venues...

  • on February 11, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    india will win this.... Ryan Haris could have been rested..

  • Vivian_Richard on February 11, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    The Aussies have enough of a bench strength to field Australia Red, Australia Blue and Australia Green teams. Enter them into a 5 team series with India and Srilanka as the other two teams and i'm sure the Oz teams would be more than just competitive.

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  • Vivian_Richard on February 11, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    The Aussies have enough of a bench strength to field Australia Red, Australia Blue and Australia Green teams. Enter them into a 5 team series with India and Srilanka as the other two teams and i'm sure the Oz teams would be more than just competitive.

  • on February 11, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    india will win this.... Ryan Haris could have been rested..

  • on February 11, 2012, 6:21 GMT

    @Vivian_Richards : a dog is always a lion at home.play all these teams at neutral venues say UAE or WI or SA and then u can comment which team is competitive...n if u wanna make 3 teams for Australia then m sure u aren't aware of India's domestic talent and it's nt ur mistake as most of talents have been ignored for big names in Indian cricket team or u can say our selectors have been partial and if u make 3 young teams from India other than current national teams,2 out of ur 3 aussies teams will have to work hard or fight for a win against these 3 teams on neutral venues...

  • Hold_the_line on February 11, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    Aus to win the toss, bat first, and win by 32 runs. Warner to win man of the match.

  • rahulcricket007 on February 11, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    IT IS A VERY GOOD NEWS FOR INDIA BECAUSE HUSSEY IS THE MAN WHO CAN MAKE RUNS IN MIDDLE ORDER AT BRISK PACE WITHOUT GETTING OUT EARLY . PRAVEEN KUMAR SHOULD BE DROPPED FROM THE SIDE AS HE IS NOT TAKING ANY WKTS NOR HE IS STOPPOING RUNS . PATHAN OR YADAV SHOULD BE INCLUDED .

  • on February 11, 2012, 7:34 GMT

    Good news for Ashwin.. He just needs to get rid of Clarke now

  • AdoSR on February 11, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    If Warner is the MOM then Australia wll win by a lot more than 32 runs :)

  • on February 11, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    @Hold_the_line:Here you go ...defeat a no.6 or no.7 team in t20s in a reduced overs odi match equivalent to t20 and go praising the side that won...it is well known tht India arent a gud test and t20 team anymore but they have always been competitive in Odis since the 2007 world cup debacle..wonder does anybody remember 2008 australia triseries series where Symonds spoke too early and said they will win the triseries winning the 1st two odi finals itself...and the world saw who won that tri-series...well the fans can support their own teams but the fact is that the team which performs better on a given day wins the game..May the better team win...

  • jonesy2 on February 11, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    Vivian_Richard --- australia have such bencg strength they could have 3 teams and all 3 would be ranked in the top 3 in the world. mitch marsh should bat at 3 i reckon, ponting should be rested, ryan harris should be rested and coulter niles should play.

  • on February 11, 2012, 9:27 GMT

    doesnt matter who they leave out Australia will still dominate