24.com – Perth – Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey said he would back Peter Handscomb to come good in the third Ashes Test against England, starting in Perth from Thursday.
- Hussey, who scored more than 6 000 runs in 79 Tests at an average of more than 50, is of the opinion that Handscomb should get another chance as the previous Test was played with a pink ball which suits the seam bowlers.
- Speaking on The Unplayable Podcast, Hussey said: “If it was up to me personally, I would stick with (Handscomb) because it’s a pretty tough call to drop a guy straight after a day-night Test match, that pink ball, where it’s tough for the batters.”
- Yes, he did battle a fair bit and has battled this summer so far in Australia, but he’s still got a pretty good record, he averages 47 in Test cricket, he’s had a good start to his international career.
- Hussey is encouraged though by the calibre of player that is waiting in the wings for an opportunity in the Australia Test side and has no doubt that Marsh will do the job required if selected.
- Hussey continued: “It’s good to know Australia has some class players on the side that can come in and do a great job.