Ashes 2013: Michael Hussey optimistic of Australian comeback

Michael Hussey ruled out any chance of a comeback to the Australian team © Getty Images

Sydney: Jul 22, 2013

Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has expressed hope of an Australian comeback in the ongoing Ashes in England. Australia lost the second Test at Lord’s by 347 runs and as a result are 0-2 down in the series. Hussey also said that he is happy that he isn’t in a pressure situation like his former teammates.

Sydney Morning Herald reported that Hussey said, “I’ve been watching the boys over in England, it’s been tough for sure, obviously the boys are doing it tough at the moment. I’m sort of glad I’m not really in that pressure situation, those tough situations. There’s a lot of stress and tension involved, so I certainly haven’t missed being out there on the international stage.”

Speaking about what the Australian team should do and the hopes of a comeback, Hussey said, “It’s obviously not the greatest start, but I’m still hopeful. I think at times like these the guys have got to really stay tight together and try and look for the positives and try and get back in a positive frame of mind. And maybe just identify one or two things each, individually and collectively.”

Although Hussey has retired from international cricket, he will continue to play T20 in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL). He will be playing for Sydney Thunder in the 2013-14 edition of the tournament. Hussey also ruled out any chances of making a comeback to the Australian Test team.