David Hussey looking forward to World Cup’s intense pressure

Saturday, February 12, 2011

BANGALORE - Australian all-rounder David Hussey has said that he is looking forward to be a dominant force for the reigning champions during the upcoming World Cup.

Hussey had a strong one-day series against England, where he scored 236 runs at an average of 47.20 and took seven wickets at an average of 19.42 to help deliver the home side a 6-1 series win.

“Every time you play for Australia, there’s lots of pressure involved. Going into a World Cup, the pressure’s intense and it’s one I’m looking forward to. It’s disappointing not to have Mike here, but I know back home he’s supporting us,” the Herald Sun quoted Hussey, as saying.

“He’ll be watching every ball from his armchair in Perth. The one-day series against England was sort of a breakthrough series for me. I really enjoyed it. I had a little bit of success, but I was more happy with the six-one result. I really enjoyed bowling in the one-day format,” he added.

The 33-year-old, who will have a key role with his off-spinners, believes that big hitting batsmen will be coming for him throughout the two-month tournament in the Indian sub-continent.

“It’s enjoyable to get in a contest with a batter who’s trying to hit you for as many runs as possible,” Hussey said.

“For me to help out (vice-captain) Michael Clarke and (skipper) Ricky Ponting with say five or seven overs a game will be invaluable and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” he added.

Australia’s first game of the tournament is against Zimbabwe on ebruary 21. (ANI)

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