<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Ashes 2013: Michael Hussey confident of Australia's revival" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130730171347.jpg" title="Ashes 2013: Michael Hussey confident of Australia's revival" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Australia have lost both their matches in the Ashes series so far © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Sydney: Jul 30, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former Australian batsman <a href="/tags/Michael-Hussey/post" target="_blank">Michael Hussey</a> said on Tuesday that he felt for the national team as it enters the third Ashes Test winless, acknowledging two losses would have left a "horrible feeling".<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Michael-Clarke/post" target="_blank">Michael Clarke</a>'s men go into the third Test at Old Trafford on Thursday having lost the first two games of the series.<br /> <br /> The second loss at Lord's — by a massive 347 runs — was Australia's sixth successive Test defeat after a whitewash in a four-Test series in India earlier this year. It is their worst run of results since 1984.<br /> <br /> "I feel for the guys," Hussey told reporters in Melbourne.<br /> <br /> "I've certainly been in that situation as well where we haven't been playing that well and losing games, and it's a horrible feeling in the dressing room. I've been in touch with a few of the guys through text messaging. I know they're very proud to be wearing the baggy green cap and I'm sure we'll see a revival in the last few Test matches."<br /> <br /> Hussey, who ended a 79-Test career with his retirement in January, said he was confident new coach Darren Lehmann could turn the team's fortunes around despite the class England have shown on the field.<br /> <br /> "They've got seasoned, hardened players who've been there and done it for a long period of time and know what they have to do," Hussey said of the England team.<br /> <br /> "And they're prepared to be patient and disciplined for long, long periods of time."<br /> <br /> Hussey, who had to wait until he was 30 to make his Test debut, said selectors needed to show faith in the current Australian team which is rebuilding after a string of retirements in recent years, including his own and that of <a href="/tags/Ricky-Ponting/post" target="_blank">Ricky Ponting</a>.<br /> <br /> "It's never easy to get in the Australian team. They're all very fine players," Hussey said.<br /> <br /> "We need to show faith in these guys and keep believing in them."<br /> <br /> Hussey said Lehmann would take the pressure off the players and allow them to play their own style of game.<br /> <br /> "That gives you a chance of playing your best cricket, when you're relaxed and not having all these thoughts and doubts and stresses and pressures on your mind," he said.<br /> <br /> Former wicketkeeper <a href="/tags/Adam-Gilchrist/post" target="_blank">Adam Gilchrist </a>backed the assessment, saying the Australian team didn't lack talent or skill, but needed a confidence boost.<br /> <br /> "I think the guys are down and out after the previous Test match," Gilchrist told the <em>Australian Broadcasting Corporation</em>. "But I do think <a href="/tags/Darren-Lehmann/post" target="_blank">Darren Lehmann</a> in charge will help bring that group together. I think Darren de-stresses players."<br /> <br /> "They've just got to get into this next Test match."<br /> <br /> Australia will be unable to regain the Ashes if they fail to win at Old Trafford.