Ashes 2013: Spinners will play key role in Trent Bridge Test, says Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey feels spinners can help in controlling the flow of runs © Getty Images

London: Jul 4, 2013

Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Thursday said that spinners can play a key role in the first Ashes Test against England at Trent Bridge.
Talking about the bowling combination for the first Test, Hussey told the Sydney Morning Herald, “Three quicks and [Shane] Watson to bowl and still play a spinner”
Hussey feels although the Trent Bridge track won’t offer much assistance to spinners, they can control the flow of runs.
“A spinner is very underrated at Trent Bridge, they can do a bit of a stopping role. It’s not a big turning cricket ground but they can do a defensive role and control the run rate by putting sweepers out on the boundary which is a must in England because the outfields are so fast,” the former Australian player said.
“It swings all day but it’s probably the best cricket wicket in England. There’s a bit in it for the bowlers but if you get yourself in, good players make a lot of runs there as well,” he added.
According to Hussey, for England Graeme Swann will do the role of containing runs and picking up the odd wicket.
“I think you will find that Swanny gets his one or two wickets for the innings but goes for low runs per over and does the team job,” he concluded.