Featured News | 29th August 2009
Hussey and Voges star for Australia
Nottinghamshire’s overseas batsmen David Hussey and Adam Voges both made a point to the Australian selectors with big scores in their One-Day International with Scotland in Edinburgh.
Hussey, who has just been dropped from squad for the upcoming seven match series with England and the Champions Trophy, smashed 111 off just 83 balls, including five sixes and 10 fours, for his first international one-day century.
Voges was the quiet partner in a fifth-wicket partnership worth 114 in just 14 overs but still made 72 from 64 balls, as Australia posted 345 all out from their 50 overs before despatching the Scots for 156.
Hussey has ironically seen his place in the Champions Trophy squad taken by Voges and the 32-year-old admitted he had to prove his worth after playing in almost all of Australia’s matches in the past 12 months without producing consistently big scores.
He said: “I’ve had a mix of games in Twenty20 and one-dayers in the past year, but I haven’t really taken the chance with both hands.
"I’ve played 20-odd games in ODIs and I just kept getting out, it was as simple as that. I know that there are many good players floating around at the moment and it will be hard to get back in the team.
“I haven’t really set any targets, I’m just taking every opportunity I can now. For me any opportunity I get the aim is to take full toll.”