Michael Hussey

Country: Australia
Born: May 27, 1975, Mt Lawley, Perth, Western Australia
Height: 1.8 m
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Michael Hussey Bio

Michael Edward Killeen Hussey, commonly known as Michael Hussey or Mr. Cricket, is a former Australian cricketer who left an indelible mark on the sport. Born on May 27, 1975, in Morley, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, Hussey’s journey in cricket was marked by perseverance, consistency, and a deep love for the game.

Hussey’s career path was not one of instant success; he had to wait patiently for his opportunities. He spent a decade honing his skills in domestic cricket, representing Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield and plying his trade in the County Championship in England. Despite the lack of immediate recognition, Hussey’s unwavering dedication and determination drove him forward.

In 2004, Hussey finally earned his place in the Australian Test squad. The left-handed batsman quickly made his presence felt, boasting an exceptional batting average of 86.18 after just two years in the national team. His average in One Day Internationals (ODIs) was even more staggering, taking 29 matches for his mean to drop below 100. These remarkable statistics catapulted Hussey into the realm of cricketing superstars.

The affable Hussey remained humble throughout his rise to fame, never allowing the records or accolades to distract him from his true purpose – playing the game he loved. He was a traditional batsman well-versed in the art of timing and shot placement. Hussey’s cover drive was particularly exquisite, effortlessly piercing the field with finesse. While he could display aggression when required, he typically batted at a controlled and steady pace, demonstrating patience and concentration.

Hussey’s versatility shone through as he seamlessly transitioned from his roots as a specialist opener to playing in the middle order for the Australian team. Despite the change in position, he embraced the role wholeheartedly, exhibiting his team-first mentality both on and off the field. Hussey’s abilities extended beyond batting; he also proved to be a reliable catcher at gully and a constant source of encouragement for his teammates.

His unremitting dedication to the sport and his propensity for hard work earned him the affectionate nickname “Mr. Cricket.” Hussey became a symbol of professionalism and commitment, serving as an inspiration for generations of cricketers.

Contrary to the belief that his style of play was incompatible with the fast-paced nature of T20 cricket, Hussey showcased his adaptability by delivering exceptional performances in the format. One such memorable innings came in the 2010 World T20 semifinal against Pakistan, where he single-handedly smashed an unbeaten 60 runs off just 24 balls, securing Australia’s spot in the final. This performance shattered the perception that he couldn’t thrive in the T20 arena.

After retiring from international cricket in December 2012, Hussey continued to thrive in T20 leagues across the globe. He played for various teams, including Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League, where he showcased his skills and contributed to their success. Hussey’s expertise as a batsman also led him to take up coaching roles, serving as a batting consultant for teams such as South Africa and Australia.

With an illustrious career and numerous accolades to his name, Michael Hussey has firmly established himself as one of Australia’s cricketing icons. His unwavering dedication, team-first mentality, and ability to adapt to different formats of the game have left an indelible mark on cricket history. Even after retiring from international cricket, his passion for the sport continues to shine through, making him a beloved figure in the global cricketing community.

Michael Hussey Career Stats

Michael Hussey Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 79 137 16 6235 195 51.52 12436 50.13 19 29 685 39 85 0
T20Is 38 30 11 721 60* 37.94 529 136.29 0 4 58 25 20 0
ODIs 185 157 44 5442 109* 48.15 6243 87.16 3 39 383 80 105 0
FC 273 486 49 22783 331* 52.13 - - 61 103 - - 307 0
List A 381 346 71 12123 123 44.08 15352 78.96 12 90 - - 200 0
T20s 161 149 27 4569 116* 37.45 3658 124.9 1 35 423 121 77 0

Michael Hussey Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 79 32 588 306 7 1/0 2/2 43.71 3.12 84 0 0 0
T20Is 38 1 6 5 0 - - - 5 - 0 0 0
ODIs 185 13 240 235 2 1/22 1/22 117.5 5.87 120 0 0 0
FC 273 - 2052 1093 27 3/34 - 40.48 3.19 76 - 0 0
List A 381 - 786 829 20 3/52 3/52 41.45 6.32 39.3 0 0 0
T20s 161 1 6 5 0 - - - 5 - 0 0 0

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