[caption id="attachment_682675" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-682675" alt="David Warner, Colin de Grandhomme and Adil Rashid Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/collage.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> David Warner, Colin de Grandhomme and Adil Rashid Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/australia" target="_blank">Australia</a> will be taking on <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/new-zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> at the SCG in the first match of the tri-series on Saturday. Australia will be missing out on the services of Steven Smith, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and likes. However, their batting line-up does possess of explosive batsmen like Aaron Finch, D arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Chris Lynn. Ahead of the tri-series, Michael Hussey picked the danger players who could pose a threat in the series. <p></p> <p></p>From Australia, Hussey was caught between David Warner and Chris Lynn. Warner had an unpleasant outing in the ODI series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/england" target="_blank">England</a>. He could manage a total of 77 runs from 5 matches at 14.60. Yet, <b>Hussey has placed his bets on Warner:</b> <p></p> <p></p> He'll be stung a little bit having had a disappointing one-day series, but he'll also be so excited about being captain of the team. I know he loves leading teams; he's led the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL and done a fantastic job there. And he's someone who really thrives on the leadership and leads from the front. I wouldn't be surprised if he's someone that has a very good series for Australia, Hussey told <i>Unplayable Podcast</i>. <p></p> <p></p>As for New Zealand, Hussey was caught between Colin de Grandhomme and Martin Guptill. De Grandhomme smashed 40-ball 74 in the fourth ODI against Pakistan. He also holds a whopping 153.73 strike rate in T20Is. Guptill, on the other hand, became the second batsman in the world, after Brendon McCullum, to score 2,000-plus T20I runs. <p></p> <p></p>However, <b>Hussey opted for de Grandhomme:</b> He is an aggressive and clean hitter of the cricket ball. He doesn t hold back against the spinners, he's happy to take them on and belt them over the fielders even if they re fielding on the boundary. I watched him closely in a couple of games against Pakistan where he just destroyed them. He s someone, given the right conditions and the right type of bowling, he could be very, very dangerous. <p></p> <p></p>England have a formidable unit. They clinched the ODI series by 4-1 against Australia after a dismal 2017-18 Ashes show. <b>Hussey ignored the top guns and went for leggie Adil Rashid.</b> He was the leading wicket-taker in the ODI series against Australia scalping 10 wickets from 5 matches at 29.90. Rashid was also the leading wicket-taker for Adelaide Strikers with 16 wickets from 9 matches in 2015-16 BBL. <p></p> <p></p> It's shown in T20 cricket, leg-spinners in the Big Bash have done so well, as long as you re a good one and there s been some very good ones on show. They just have this knack of taking wickets and I think Rashid would have got a lot of confidence from the one-day series against Australia. He played well for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash a couple of years ago and is a key member of the England team, Hussey concluded. <p></p> <p></p>Considering Australia consists of the explosive batsmen, Hussey is rooting for Australia to win the tri-series. The tri-series involving Australia, England and New Zealand will be partly played in Australia and partly in New Zealand.