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he's had very little time at the crease except for the last match (against WI)
I would like to see lack of overs to bat as a prime reason for his recent failures, but then isn't he the finisher it is the kind of situation that Huss has mostly come in the past and done well in.
I think his main problem is he isn't too comfortable batting on slower tracks , remember he didn't had a great Champions Trophy in India either.
He likes the ball to coming onto the bat at decent pace to time his shots properly IMO.
It's an inevitable part of batting at no. 6, really. When your side is batting well, then at times you're going to have a trot where you're required to throw the bat at everything in the late stages. Hussey was to an extente fortunate to get so many not outs in that situation earlier in his career (also obviously down to his skill in performing that role, too), and now he's having one of those little trots.
He's still got some things to do obviously, including simply maintaining his success for a longer period of time, but it'd take a stunning turnaround for him to average under 40.
He probably hasn't played enough test cricket to judge properly yet. It'd be sensible to wait until after he tours the subcontinent next year.
edit: I should add though, that I think he'll be a fantastic test player as well. He's got an amazing temprament and a solid if unorthodox technique, and can bat in virtually any situation. Hasn't really been tested against spin yet, that's all.
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I don't think anyone can say that Hussey is finished, we all knew that his great form wasn't going to continue forever. I can see him averaging around 50 in both forms of the game, but I doubt he'll ever be considered a test great. The status as an ODI great would be easier to attain and I think he'll go down alongside Bevan as the best finisher in ODI cricket.
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Has KP overtaken him in terms of ODI average now?
Great player Hussey, but he is human after all. These things happen to every player, but I am positively sure he will go through an immense run of form again before long.
However, I must say talk about jumping the gun. My only concern with Hussey is when he fails when Australia really need him the most, not coming in to put the sword into sides which have already conceded either 250 or 300 runs.
Rather off topic but...
What's the chances of Mike getting an opening birth if either Hayden or Gilchrist call it a day? Would be a better choice than either a Brad Haddin or Phil Jaques IMO. That will then allow Watson to move up the order and Haddin could bat seven.
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