David Hussey eyes potential Test debut in 2013 Ashes

David Hussey has played 55 ODIs and 36 T20s for Australia Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Sydney: Jun 20, 2012

All-rounder David Hussey is eyeing a place in the Australian side for the high-profile Ashes series next year, with good show in the upcoming one-day series in England.

The 36-year-old cricketer has been a prolific run-scorer in the county cricket as well as in the domestic circuit in Australia, and has also been encouraged by a positive feedback he has received from the national selection panel.

“I think the new selection committee is going to select the best players available at any one time,” he said.

“I have not given up hope of playing Test cricket. If I did not believe I could not play Test cricket, I probably would not be playing or probably follow the T20 league around the world.

“Playing Test cricket for your country is still the ultimate,” he was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.

“I just had a very good one-on-one meeting with the coach (Mickey Arthur) and it is probably the most comfortable I have felt in the (national team) environment,” he said.

“I actually feel that I have a few credits in the bank now. Hopefully, I don’t need to use them in the short term.”

The right-handed batsman has scored more than 12,000 runs in First Class cricket at an average of about 55 from 160 matches.

Hussey has played 55 One-Day Internationals for Australia, scoring 1,488 runs at an average of 34.60, and in 36 Twenty20 internationals, he has garnered 752 runs at an impressive average of 25.06