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Michael Hussey      

Full name Michael Edward Killeen Hussey

Born May 27, 1975, Mt Lawley, Perth, Western Australia

Current age 39 years 215 days

Major teams Australia, Chennai Super Kings, Durham, Gloucestershire, Mumbai Indians, Northamptonshire, Sydney Thunder, Western Australia

Nickname Mr Cricket, Huss

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 1.80 m

Relation Brother - DJ Hussey

Michael Edward Killeen Hussey
Timeline
    November 4-7, 1994-95
    First steps
    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
    Triple treats
    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
    Debut nerves
    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 in Hobart.
    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 envy
    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
    His average 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.
    February-April 2007
    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.
Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 530 India 462/8
Heat v Melb Stars at Brisbane - Dec 28
Heat 164/8 Melb Stars 37/3 (6/20 ov)
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