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Michael Hussey

Hussey has finally established himself in the Australia side after scoring heavily in domestic cricket in Australia and England for Durham and Northamptonshire over many years.

Now in his thirties his Test record is exceptional during such a short period since Australia regrouped following the 2005 series with England.

He bats very well with the tail and put on 320 with Jason Gillespie against Bangladesh in 2005 and was number one rated one-day batsman in the world.

A rib injury to Justin Langer gave Hussey his Test chance at the age of 30 with 15,313 first-class runs behind him - a record for an uncapped Australian.

He failed in his first game, but made a century in his second and he took just 166 days to reach 1,000 Test runs, breaking Andrew Strauss' newly-minted record.

He has scored four centuries in his first 11 Tests and has now made himself an integral part of the Australian side in both forms of the game.

He averages around the 70 mark in both Tests and one-day internationals.

He averaged over 91 during the 2006-07 series as England found it hard to dismiss someone who has played regular county cricket. He scored four half centuries and also made 103 on his home ground.

He helped Australia retain the World Cup in 2007.