Former Aussie batter Michael Hussey wants England to take inspiration from India

India thumped Aussies despite a second-string side

By Web Desk
January 08, 2022
 Former middle-order batter Mike Hussey. Photo: cricket.com.au 

Former Australian batter Michael Hussey thinks that England's Test team needs to take inspiration from India, as they defeated Aussies in their own backyard despite a second-string side without key players.

The full-strength English team has already lost the Ashes series, needing 358 more runs to win the fourth Test at Sydney on the last day .

Hussey on the Cricbuzz show said: "This is what we love about Test cricket, you never know. Everyone had written India off last year. They were on their last leg, they were injured, but they found their spirit inside and I think England can draw inspiration from that,"

Hussey also spoke about the two English openers who will have to perform exceptionally well to preserve their position in the team, come the fifth day. "There are some other great stories in there as well as Zak Crawley and Hameed are possibly playing for their careers. So there's plenty of motivation for the English to show that spirit and fight," Hussey said.

Hussey refrained from writing the England team off from chasing a massive target against a brilliant Aussie attack. 

"I'm not going to write them off yet, but it's going to be very difficult. There are going to be big challenges along the way. The pitch is certainly not as good as it was last year and the Australian bowlers are probably a bit fresher than they were this time last year. So it's in Australia's favor without a doubt, but England I'm sure will not go down without a fight," Hussey said.