Australia v West Indies, 2nd semi-final, World T20, Colombo October 4, 2012

David Hussey in contention for semi-final

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David Hussey could be in line for a recall for Australia's semi-final against West Indies as the selectors consider the value of experience at the business end of the tournament. The allrounder Glenn Maxwell would be the likely candidate to make way for Hussey after he had a disappointing match against Pakistan, but the coach Mickey Arthur said a decision was yet to be made.

Hussey, 35, is the most prolific run scorer in T20 history and only South Africa's Albie Morkel has played more matches in the format than the 189 in which Hussey has appeared. But he was squeezed out of the side at the start of this tournament when Arthur said the Australians had wanted Hussey "to finish games a little bit more than what he has", and instead Maxwell and Cameron White filled positions in the middle order.

Maxwell's opportunities with the bat have been limited in the World T20 due to the success of Australia's top three, but when he did have a chance against Pakistan he advanced down the pitch and sliced the spinner Raza Hasan to backward point. Maxwell, who also dropped a straightforward catch at slip against Pakistan, might yet hold his spot but Arthur said it would require consideration.

"There will be thought given to that," Arthur told reporters in Colombo. "Experience plays a massive part at the back end of a tournament and Dave has a little bit of experience so we'll sit down and give it some real good thought over the next two days and come up with what is best.

"I just want to re-emphasise, Maxy is an incredible talent, he arguably won us the last one-dayer in Dubai ... he's got that bit of match-winner in him. He's been outstanding and he's done nothing particularly wrong. Dave's case is around the fact he is really experienced and he's done a fantastic job in Twenty20 cricket all around the world."

Australia's other selection decision surrounds their attack but Arthur said Pat Cummins and Brad Hogg, both of whom leaked runs in the loss to Pakistan, were likely to retain their positions. Cummins took 1 for 42 from his four overs against Pakistan and Hogg took 0 for 29 from three, and has picked up only two wickets in the tournament, but Arthur said both men would be appropriate picks to face the remaining sides.

"I think we've got the potential to get eight, maybe ten overs of spin," Arthur said. "That's going to be the trend down the line. Against the West Indies I think he [Hogg] has the ability to expose their middle order with a little bit of spin. If you look at the West Indies strike rates they are more susceptible to spin that they are to seam bowling."

"The subcontinent teams don't want to see Pat Cummins hit the deck at 150kph. Against the West Indies, he might just have mix it up just a little bit more. We'll give him all that information and then I'd really like to see him take ownership of that."

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  • koelme on October 5, 2012, 4:23 GMT

    Just noticed the stats C White 121 runs in 12 innings off 172 balls can it get any worse?

  • Chris_P on October 5, 2012, 4:06 GMT

    @Meety & @ JG2704. Unbearable posters abound from all countries. I cringe when I read some of our guys posting. I like the West Indies as a unit, but agree with JG about Gayle. To date, he still hasn't been associated with a successful team, an incredibly gifted individual, but no concept of "team dynamics". His association with the Thunder last season left nothing for the youngsters in the team, something that has also been duplicated in other leagues.

  • VivGilchrist on October 5, 2012, 4:02 GMT

    D Hussey, Christian, and McKay in for White, Bailey, and Cummins. Cummins has looked too loose of late and our batting looked way to tentative in the last game. Lacking a bowling allrounder at 8 to strengthen the tail. Also if we lose a wicket inside the powerplay why not sent in a pinch hitter,as our batsmen (except Watson) look to scared to take on the bowling?

  • RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on October 5, 2012, 3:53 GMT

    actually david husssey should not replace a guy like maxwell who impressed against pakistan in dubai. actually david hussey should replace a player who is in the team as a specialist captain called as george bailey

  • binojpeter on October 5, 2012, 3:32 GMT

    I like David Hussey's batting a lot. I wonder why he could not make it to final XI. He is one batsmen if he gets his eye in, can take the fight into opposition. Moreover he can contribute with his off-breaks too.

  • on October 5, 2012, 0:23 GMT

    Once the "Double-W" fortress of Oz is breached, the inside castle is fragile. Only in one match the middle was exposed. If Michael Clarke & David Hussey were there, instead of Bailey & Maxwell, I would have been more confident... why just confident... almost sure about the dominace of OZ team over ANY other team in this tournament.

  • on October 4, 2012, 20:45 GMT

    Watson and Warner had no answers with Pakistan spinning. Any answers with west indies spin. Go Narine and spinners. Love watching Gayle. Pollard will really click in this match. Gooooooooooooooooooooooooo West Indies.

  • Beertjie on October 4, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    Of course, you're right mate (@D-Train). But having Hussey instead of Doherty would be better or we'll be a bit light should we beat WI. Better give David his chance now and keep him for the final. We have sufficient bowling options in Maxwell + David, but are a bit light as Pakistan showed us. Bailey could slip further down (to 8!) to give us a better shot at posting a total or chasing one down.

  • on October 4, 2012, 18:10 GMT

    Australia may consider David Hussey in for CL White... Since the middle order has not put to more test this tournament, Maxwell stays.... Ben Hiflenhaus can be included in for Hogg, having Starc, Cummins, Hilfy for seam and Doherty, Hussey, Maxwell in spin department....

  • xylo on October 4, 2012, 16:37 GMT

    Australia recall common sense?

  • koelme on October 5, 2012, 4:23 GMT

    Just noticed the stats C White 121 runs in 12 innings off 172 balls can it get any worse?

  • Chris_P on October 5, 2012, 4:06 GMT

    @Meety & @ JG2704. Unbearable posters abound from all countries. I cringe when I read some of our guys posting. I like the West Indies as a unit, but agree with JG about Gayle. To date, he still hasn't been associated with a successful team, an incredibly gifted individual, but no concept of "team dynamics". His association with the Thunder last season left nothing for the youngsters in the team, something that has also been duplicated in other leagues.

  • VivGilchrist on October 5, 2012, 4:02 GMT

    D Hussey, Christian, and McKay in for White, Bailey, and Cummins. Cummins has looked too loose of late and our batting looked way to tentative in the last game. Lacking a bowling allrounder at 8 to strengthen the tail. Also if we lose a wicket inside the powerplay why not sent in a pinch hitter,as our batsmen (except Watson) look to scared to take on the bowling?

  • RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on October 5, 2012, 3:53 GMT

    actually david husssey should not replace a guy like maxwell who impressed against pakistan in dubai. actually david hussey should replace a player who is in the team as a specialist captain called as george bailey

  • binojpeter on October 5, 2012, 3:32 GMT

    I like David Hussey's batting a lot. I wonder why he could not make it to final XI. He is one batsmen if he gets his eye in, can take the fight into opposition. Moreover he can contribute with his off-breaks too.

  • on October 5, 2012, 0:23 GMT

    Once the "Double-W" fortress of Oz is breached, the inside castle is fragile. Only in one match the middle was exposed. If Michael Clarke & David Hussey were there, instead of Bailey & Maxwell, I would have been more confident... why just confident... almost sure about the dominace of OZ team over ANY other team in this tournament.

  • on October 4, 2012, 20:45 GMT

    Watson and Warner had no answers with Pakistan spinning. Any answers with west indies spin. Go Narine and spinners. Love watching Gayle. Pollard will really click in this match. Gooooooooooooooooooooooooo West Indies.

  • Beertjie on October 4, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    Of course, you're right mate (@D-Train). But having Hussey instead of Doherty would be better or we'll be a bit light should we beat WI. Better give David his chance now and keep him for the final. We have sufficient bowling options in Maxwell + David, but are a bit light as Pakistan showed us. Bailey could slip further down (to 8!) to give us a better shot at posting a total or chasing one down.

  • on October 4, 2012, 18:10 GMT

    Australia may consider David Hussey in for CL White... Since the middle order has not put to more test this tournament, Maxwell stays.... Ben Hiflenhaus can be included in for Hogg, having Starc, Cummins, Hilfy for seam and Doherty, Hussey, Maxwell in spin department....

  • xylo on October 4, 2012, 16:37 GMT

    Australia recall common sense?

  • on October 4, 2012, 16:22 GMT

    GOOOO HUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS...MAKE IT COUNT VICTORIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 4, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    Can we please drop White? He should have never been there anyway.

  • on October 4, 2012, 15:28 GMT

    Can we replace Bailey with David Hussey?

  • on October 4, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    hahahaha... another great career nipped in the bud. Thankfully. There are about 30 players running around at the moment with better cred than MAxwell. Not saying these are the best options... but tell me A MAcDonald or B Cutting don't rate higher than Maxwell.

  • Trapper439 on October 4, 2012, 13:33 GMT

    It's an absolute travesty that Dave Hussey has not played more Tests for Australia. The fact that he'll finish his career without having ever played a Test is a sad indictment of how awful the Australian selectors have been over the last few years. His first-class average (54.84) is even higher than his brother Michael's (52.15). What a phenomenal (waste of) talent. It's just bizarre.

  • nazimk24 on October 4, 2012, 13:28 GMT

    That's what happens when you play youngsters for the sake of it--even at the cost of talent. I thought they'd learn after doing what they did to Brad Hodge, whom David Hussey himself called the greatest T20 player ever. If only Oz didn't have Watto and ol Mike.

  • on October 4, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    As it is for Australia's selectors' history, they have no idea of how to select a team. "They shoot first and aim later" Maxwell, Christian and D.Hussey should be playing before White and Bailey in every T20 Australia game ! Too much pressure and load has been given to the young and in- experienced Cummings by the "tatician" Bailey, who have made numerous errors so far as a captain ? How this guy became a captain in the first place continues to baffled the cricketing world over and over. Anyways, David is now without match pratice and is a bit rusty. Too much is left upon Watson,Warner and M.Hussey to pull them through to the finals.

  • AhaanSM on October 4, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    i would say that they should have played david earlier in the tournament, maybe against PAK and IRE. Now, they have made a mistake, They should have play few bowler as even hussey can bow. Now, I think that they removea bowler and get hussey

  • kr_rajesh on October 4, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    I think David Hussey should have play all matches in this series. He is far better than Maxwell,White,Baily and Chrstian in all all fields ie. Batting,Bowling, Fielding and Experience.

  • spirit_cric on October 4, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    It's a very bad decision to recall such a great player in t20 format in a semi-final.Really david hussy should have played from the beginning!It's good atleast now AUS identify his value.

  • on October 4, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    David Hussey should be in this side whichh as about 3 or 4 passengers.

  • on October 4, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    I was perplexed when the selectors preferred Cameroon White over David Hussey. Inconsistent White..

  • hmmmmm... on October 4, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    That's the problem of having the captain as one of the selectors! Unlikely bailey will drop himself nor would the other selectors start that conversation now, so white and Hogg (although he's had his moments, you can't bowl a wrong'un every ball!) should go with David Huss and Christian in. I agree with earlier posts that bailey should bat lower as he is completely incapable of batting with any purpose in this format. So, maybe: Warner, Watson, hussey, hussey, maxwell, wade, bailey, christian, cummins, starc, doherty.

  • Majid_gaffar on October 4, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    David Hussey is one of the finest player of spin bowling .He can bowl off spin too.Really shocking that he is not playing on this pitches.Remember he plays in IPL and very much used to sub continent pitches.Cameroon white is a total waste of talent.I have never seen him performing .He is Rohit Sharma of Australia(Talented but peforms once in a blue moon).

  • pat_one_back on October 4, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    Surely a much more imposing line up with David Hussey @4-6, enough to take another punt with MaXwell I reckon, he looked (UAE) to be much less clunky than White against spin. Experience counts in finals though so Bundy probably has a better chance of keeping his spot if there's a change. Noted @cammo82 mentioned Clarkie's spin bowling, handy agreed but Must call out he's indisputably Aust best player of spin! MC tips times & taps slowies on dirt at 6- 8 an over without a boundary, generally a bore for T20 yet 160 is so solid in this tournament. And bring back Katich because we need some old school grit and mongrel that modern day coaching calls 'intent'. Rant over.

  • Vincent49 on October 4, 2012, 11:43 GMT

    To leave David hussey out of any odi or t20 is a sin. For gods sake, u give a guy with this talent a few matches of grace. Meaning a person with this calibre, you carry him as he will repay you in gold. Why is this being disputed anyway???

  • Meety on October 4, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    @ JG2704 on (October 04 2012, 08:07 AM GMT) - re: unbearable posters, on that count I would want the WIndies to win, they are the least obnoxious!

  • RandyOZ on October 4, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    Cameron White is arguably the worst player to ever wear Aussie colours. Its high time he was dropped and replaced with Dave.

  • BooniesMo on October 4, 2012, 10:59 GMT

    Camron White must be left out as he just isn't providing runs. Over the past 2 years he's scored 121 runs from 172 ball in 12 T20 innings.

  • on October 4, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    I like the look of the next generation of Aussie frontline bowlers. The only worry for Australia is the rich vain of form from their opening batsmen. Watson and Warner have looked in great nick, so much in fact that the rest of the recognised batters haven't spent alot of time in the middle. With the exception of Mike Hussey, none of the middle/lower order batsmen haven't really had the chance to make a major contribution. This reminds me of the 1983 World Cup where Viv Richards was in tremendous form and the others only batted in a few innings leading up to the final and looked at what happenned when they found themselves under pressure chasing a small total. I'm not saying that will happen to Australia, but just illustrating that strange things can combine into a unexpected result sometimes.

  • on October 4, 2012, 10:14 GMT

    I really appreciate them for given chance to David Hussey. Because he is experience so team too

  • arunrg on October 4, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    Aus in the 90s had a problem of plenty now they have a problem of few.

  • Potatis on October 4, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    There's simply no need for Bailey. Mike Hussey can captain, Dave Hussey is a (proven) better player than Bailey. Australia can still take a punt on White and X-Factor Maxwell. Very strong side if all those players get going. McKay is more economical than Cummins, there could be an argument for a swap there. I'm a big fan of Cummins though, and hope he can get a bag of wickets.

  • Marcio on October 4, 2012, 10:00 GMT

    White must go, not Maxwell. Maxelll is talented and has self-belief. White is talented too, but every time he walks to the wicket he looks like he is being circled by a hundred demons. His self-belief is totally shot. This is not what you need in an "Australian" team. White is also dodgy against spin, while Maxwell is excellent. There's no choice! I suspect AUS will beat the WI, and PAK will beat SL. If this happens and White is selected for the final I will tear my hair out. The pitch being prepared will be the slowest, driest track imaginable (as the groundsmen will be thinking SL vs AUS/WI). All the more reason why Hussey should play in the semi, as he will get practice for the final - if they make it.

  • cbaunni on October 4, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    How about Dave Hussey replacing Baily. That would give the team another spinner as well. Baily, I think, is just a waste at that spot.

  • Naresh28 on October 4, 2012, 9:37 GMT

    The Hussey brothers are both excellent players. Indian fans know him from IPl stint. Good choice from oz.

  • on October 4, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    finally some sense prevails.

  • kr_rajesh on October 4, 2012, 8:51 GMT

    Australia have very good bunch of fast bowlers, some are young and in contention to highest level likes of young Mcdermot,Hazelwood,Mitchell Marsh,Pattinson,Peter George,Cutting,Copeland,Faulkner,Rimmington,Henriques,Laughlin and Putland . They also havel some experienced forgotten stars like Hastings,Geeves,Siddle,Bollinger,Mackay,Harris,Tait,Jhonson,Nannes and Hifenhaus.I think selectors should have pick from Hastings,Jhonson and Bollinger for t20 world cup.

  • Gordo85 on October 4, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    Well it is about time Charlie.

  • DINESHCC on October 4, 2012, 8:33 GMT

    ANUP DAS AND SAMEERA JAYASUNDARA: No that will stop shortly. Tomorrow there will not be any thunder storm only GAYLE storm

  • on October 4, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    Hussey is good,those no names are no good.And what is cameron white doing there?

  • JG2704 on October 4, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    As with the other match I have reasons for wanting each side to win/lose. Re WI - well I'd half like them to qualify for the final because of all the rubbish comments that said that 1 super 8s group was significantly stronger than the other and that would prove my theory that any one of the 8 major teams can beat the other in this format on any given day. Against that , I'd be quite glad not to see that smug,annoying Gayle jig after this match although maybe it won't be AS annoying if it's not against my side. I like Australia but I know one or 2 posters will make the Eng threads unbearable if they were to win the cup. Seriously , I hope it's a good match with twists and turns , mirroring several of the super 8s matches

  • ThumpingWin on October 4, 2012, 7:45 GMT

    I think australia should not worry about having a good spin option..till now they were dependent team effort determination and hard work.. Australia u can do it just go on and fight hard like u always do.. U will win !!!!!

  • cammo82 on October 4, 2012, 7:42 GMT

    This is a good move - D.Hussey should be in for Maxwell - I wouldn't stop there after this tourniment- I would also put in M.Marsh for White and S.Marsh for Bailey and Ideally put in M.Clarke in for Hogg, after all he is one of the best spinners in AUS - The batting in that team would be extreme could almost play every over as a super over;) well unless it's against PAK:P

  • on October 4, 2012, 7:38 GMT

    @Dayafter Yesterday: hahaha man that was hilarious.. i boss started asking me why are u laughing so much/... i would love windies to make it a reality....

  • on October 4, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    A good decision after many bad decisions from CA. Late but a very good decision. Dav definately defend ozz in this format.

  • trueanalyst on October 4, 2012, 7:33 GMT

    He has brilliant record in IPL and should be the 3rd person to be penciled in after Shane Watson and brother Mike Hussey.Funny how he was dropped in the first place

  • sameera_jayasundara on October 4, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    BAD NEWS: 2ND SEMI FINAL IS DOUBTFUL AS HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED ON THAT DAY..IT MIGHT BE RAINED OFF...NO RESERVE DAY AS WELL :(

  • Baber_Baloch on October 4, 2012, 7:16 GMT

    d hussey is better choice than c white

  • Charlie101 on October 4, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    David Hussey would get into every International team and is a world class T20 cricketer and great fielder. He also has the IPL experience playing and performing on subcontinent pitches .

  • on October 4, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    2nd SF between WI vs AUS is likely to be rained off According to the Local people in colombo...Chances of rain and Thunderstorms is 90%..There should have been a reserve day.

  • krshankar on October 4, 2012, 6:58 GMT

    It is so sad to see Aussies going down against Pakistan. Aussies rely on top 3 batsman only. Middle order is the weakest of all. I think Bailey doesn't deserve to be part of 20 20 team. Better Australia should drop Bailey from team and bring back Shaun Marsh to give strength to middle order.

  • Abaa on October 4, 2012, 6:23 GMT

    keeping out of the tournament all this while was wrong ... Putting him straight out in to a knock out game as important as a semi final is even worse because it is totally acceptable if he doesn't perform as well as he is expected to because the first game he'll be playing in the tournament will be a crunch game !

  • on October 4, 2012, 6:10 GMT

    TOMORROW'S SCORE: WI 320/2 CHRIS GAYLE 163 IN 45 BALLS (25 SIXES 3 FOURS) M SAMUELS 141 N.O. IN 60 BALLS (25 FOURS 6 SIXES) S.WATSON 4-0-144-0, P.CUMMINS 4-0-122-0 - AUS 19 ALL OUT IN 7.2 OVERS S.WATSON 0 N.O. EXTRAS 19 (LB 18 W1). S.NARINE 4-4-0-9 R.RAMPAUL 3.2-0-1-1

  • CriticallyCricket on October 4, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    Australia needs to get some quality spinners in the team and not just for T20.

    However, I do believe they have a very good chance of winning after SL.

  • on October 4, 2012, 5:38 GMT

    David Hussy is a good player,Australian Cricket board has made a Good Decision, They have to played aggressive in power play.

  • on October 4, 2012, 5:36 GMT

    Isn't it too late to recall him .. & I think he is not in the squad, can Australia make adjustments during the tour?

  • ComeIndiaNo1 on October 4, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    Bye.. INDIA c u in the next t20 wc

  • anver777 on October 4, 2012, 5:18 GMT

    For some strange reasons David was omitted from the start....... i wonder with so much experiences in T20 format he should have included in all the matches instead of Maxwell !!!!

  • Cricket_archive on October 4, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    ozz team is exposed in front of spin bowling ..i m sure sunil naine will make them dance tomorrow

  • on October 4, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    this is ridiculous that hussey is not in the team...he is one of the best t20 players....he should be in the team from the start of the tournament....

  • bipulkumar on October 4, 2012, 4:54 GMT

    Leaving out Hussey was nonsensical. Thanks to Watson that middle order was never exposed and Aussies made it through without needing others.

  • on October 4, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    If Aus Pick David Hussey then it will be a great asset for them because he is a wonderful player to watch specially against spin.

  • on October 4, 2012, 4:45 GMT

    Jeez picking on the number 6/7, how about dumping White or better still Bailey.

  • ravi_hari on October 4, 2012, 4:35 GMT

    David Hussey is a must for the finals if not the semis. The present team can tackle Windies but to tackle SL or PAK they require the experience and expertise of David Hussey. Apart from this I think it is a luxury to have 2 left arm spinners. Instead Aussies can rope in Christian who will be useful down the order. Starc, Cummins, Watson and Christian for pace and Doherty, David, White for spin will suffice for Aussies. Especially when you are playing Asians in Asia you should have more pacemen in the side. Batting order can be shuffled if you have Dave as he can bat at any number and can drop anchor or open up as per the situation. If Aussies loose W&W early Hussey brothers would be the best pair to stem the team out of the rut. Bailey should drop himself behind Wade to take care of the slog overs or to hold the tail if required. It would be interesting to see how Aussies decide on the XI. It will be good to see them pick the eluding trophy this time.

  • on October 4, 2012, 4:28 GMT

    ya , David hussey must in

  • on October 4, 2012, 4:08 GMT

    Great decision its better to drop hogg then maxwell

  • bobagorof on October 4, 2012, 4:07 GMT

    "The subcontinent teams don't want to see Pat Cummins hit the deck at 150kph" I don't think they have much to fear. In the games I've watched, Cummins has been bowling around the 140-145kph mark. That's still pretty quick though, and if he gets it right as he did against India, he's going to be a handful. Unfortunately there have been a few matches where he's leaked runs, so from his point of view he'll be hoping to improve on his economy rate of 8 in the tournament. The West Indies certainly took a liking to Cummins' bowling in the Group stage.

  • Tamim-gayle-shakib on October 4, 2012, 4:07 GMT

    i think cameron white or bailey should make way for david hussey. maxwell is not that bad, he didnt get much opportunity plus david hussey is an allrounder and could be handy in RPS stadium

  • on October 4, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    west indies will win no matter wat

  • PFEL on October 4, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    Finally some common sense prevails. Not sure that maxwell should be the one to go though

  • ashguru123 on October 4, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    GOOD Decision...pat cummins is nt a so good bowler..starc better than him!

  • solankibhavesh on October 4, 2012, 3:52 GMT

    I can't undersatnd why player like david hussay sitting in dug out in tournament everybody knows that he is the best suitable side for the T20 matches.May be its tough decission for Australia who going to play in semifinal. Any way if david hussay play semifinal its good news for Aus.

  • on October 4, 2012, 3:42 GMT

    It wil be a great move to include David Hussey into the squad for Australians,they might just win this t20 worldcup with this move and really shame that guy like Hussey with such a talent has not played a single game so far but better late than never!!

  • on October 4, 2012, 3:41 GMT

    Why wouldn't you get rid of Cameron White for David Hussey?

  • Heisenburg on October 4, 2012, 3:19 GMT

    Yes! We need D Hussey!!!!!

  • joseyesu on October 4, 2012, 3:08 GMT

    Surprise that Hussey was not considered for maxwell. He is a man inform...This could add stability for Aus.

  • amemberoftheelect23 on October 4, 2012, 2:19 GMT

    Does not matter which side Australia put up the West Indies will win! RALLY ROUND THE WEST INDIES!!!!!

  • Abrars on October 4, 2012, 2:16 GMT

    I will leave maxwell &bring D.hussey,drop Hogg &bring McKay

  • Dean079 on October 4, 2012, 2:14 GMT

    About time David Hussey plays.....bat him at no.4. Amazing player of both pace and spin. Great fielder and handy bowler. Lovely to watch both brothers bat together. He and Steven Smith would have been handy inclusions in this format.

    Sad he has not played any test with his brother. He and Brad Hodge should have been given more chances in the longer formats. Both would have been 75 + Test players for any other country.

  • on October 4, 2012, 2:12 GMT

    David should paly........

  • on October 4, 2012, 2:04 GMT

    go australia..please win the cup

  • D-Train on October 4, 2012, 1:58 GMT

    Bailey should be dropped, not Maxwell. I get that he's a top bloke and a top captain but at the end of the day just being a good bloke won't win you the tournament.

  • gzawilliam on October 4, 2012, 1:42 GMT

    Why is arthur only talking about maxwell as the person to make way? Surely he realises white is the weakest link in the middle order right now. Drop white and bring in hussey. That way you have an option of bowling maxwell a few overs if you need it. Maxwell has much better confidence in his skills. White seems lost at sea everytime he bats. He always needs the first 5 balls he faces to defend just to get going. Maxwell straight away looks for a gap and runs a single to get himself going. i know who id rather.

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  • gzawilliam on October 4, 2012, 1:42 GMT

    Why is arthur only talking about maxwell as the person to make way? Surely he realises white is the weakest link in the middle order right now. Drop white and bring in hussey. That way you have an option of bowling maxwell a few overs if you need it. Maxwell has much better confidence in his skills. White seems lost at sea everytime he bats. He always needs the first 5 balls he faces to defend just to get going. Maxwell straight away looks for a gap and runs a single to get himself going. i know who id rather.

  • D-Train on October 4, 2012, 1:58 GMT

    Bailey should be dropped, not Maxwell. I get that he's a top bloke and a top captain but at the end of the day just being a good bloke won't win you the tournament.

  • on October 4, 2012, 2:04 GMT

    go australia..please win the cup

  • on October 4, 2012, 2:12 GMT

    David should paly........

  • Dean079 on October 4, 2012, 2:14 GMT

    About time David Hussey plays.....bat him at no.4. Amazing player of both pace and spin. Great fielder and handy bowler. Lovely to watch both brothers bat together. He and Steven Smith would have been handy inclusions in this format.

    Sad he has not played any test with his brother. He and Brad Hodge should have been given more chances in the longer formats. Both would have been 75 + Test players for any other country.

  • Abrars on October 4, 2012, 2:16 GMT

    I will leave maxwell &bring D.hussey,drop Hogg &bring McKay

  • amemberoftheelect23 on October 4, 2012, 2:19 GMT

    Does not matter which side Australia put up the West Indies will win! RALLY ROUND THE WEST INDIES!!!!!

  • joseyesu on October 4, 2012, 3:08 GMT

    Surprise that Hussey was not considered for maxwell. He is a man inform...This could add stability for Aus.

  • Heisenburg on October 4, 2012, 3:19 GMT

    Yes! We need D Hussey!!!!!

  • on October 4, 2012, 3:41 GMT

    Why wouldn't you get rid of Cameron White for David Hussey?