By BV Swagath
It seems that the end of the Husseys has come as far as International Cricket is concerned. Michael Hussey, we know had retired from Test Cricket and later ignored for the ODIs. And now, his younger brother David Hussey after a poor run in the ODI Series against Sri Lanka has been axed from the team. Australia have made just the one change for their squad to play the first two ODIs against the West Indies with David Hussey’s place going to Aaron Finch.
It wasn’t an entirely disappointing series for David Hussey who scored a crucial 60* in the first match and then was the second top-scorer in the final ODI with his 34. However, the veteran first-class cricketer failed to live upto his reputation and couldn’t add to the stability of the new look Australian middle order.
Hussey’s replacement is the 26-year-old hard hitting middle order batsman Aaron Finch who has played 2 ODIs and 3 T20Is with limited success.
Australia hosts West Indies for a 5-match ODI Series and a lone T20I. The first two ODIs for which the Australian squad was announced are on the 1st and the 3rd of next month to be played at Perth. Skipper Michael Clarke who missed the final ODI against Sri Lanka the other day because of a twisted ankle is expected to recover on time before the first game of the West Indies series.
Australia Squad for first two ODIs against West Indies: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Michael Clarke (Captain), George Bailey, Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Johnson, Ben Cutting, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty