David Hussey: News

The path to the national team has never been easy for the Husseys. Like his older brother Michael Hussey, former Australian cricketer David Hussey, too, had to score a lot of runs in domestic competitions in both Australia and England before making his international debut. An aggressive batsman by nature, he first caught national attention when he scored almost a run-a-ball double-century for Victoria in his first full first-class season. Hussey's first 1,000-run first-class season led to him being called for national team duty for a 2008 ODI series against the West Indies. A run-machine for both Victoria and Nottinghamshire, Hussey never really got it going for him in the international cricket. A utility off-break bowler as well, Hussey only represented Australia in limited-overs cricket. Despite having a first-class average of 52.50, he never got a chance to wear the famed baggy green cap. With over 14,000 first-class runs under his belt, it is surprising that Hussey was as effective in the shortest format of the game. He was one of the most sought-after players by T20 franchises across the world. As of 2021, he is the coach of the BBL franchise Melbourne Stars.

Kolkata Knight Riders appoint David Hussey as chief mentor

Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have appointed former Australian cricketer David Hussey as the chief mentor of the side.