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Michael Hussey : biography

27 May 1975 –

In May 2010, he scored 60 runs off 24 balls in the semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 to help defeat Pakistan and secure a place for Australia in the final. It is considered to be one of the most stunning run chases in Twenty20 cricket.

Indian Premier League

He also plays for the IPL team Chennai Super Kings, and he became the second batsman to score a century in the competition, after New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum. He scored 116 not out against the team Kings XI Punjab.

Hussey chose to play for his Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings instead of his Australian state side Western Warriors in the inaugural Champions Twenty20 League although the 2008 event was eventually cancelled and neither side qualified in 2009.

Hussey due to national duties was unable to play the second edition of the Indian Premier League.. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.

Hussey joined the Chennai Super Kings for the second half of the 2010 Indian Premier League along with fellow team-mate Doug Bollinger to reverse the fortunes of the side which eventually went on to win the title that year.. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.

In the 2010 Champions League Twenty20, Michael Hussey replaced Matthew Hayden and opened the innings for the side along with Murali Vijay. He played a crucial knock in the group-clash against the Chevrolet Warriors which was a must-win game for the Chennai Super Kings. Hussey’s innings fetched him the Man of the match award and helped the Chennai Super Kings to proceed to the knockout stage where they got to win the league altogether.. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.

In IPL 2011 he is the fifth highest run getter in all IPL matches. He has scored 492 runs from his fourteen innings. His highest score is 81 not out against the RCB. He has scored four half centuries and three man of the matches as well.He also created a good patnership record with Murali Vijay in the 2011 Ipl Final.

In the 2013 edition of the IPL which kicked off recently "Huss" retained his position with the Super Kings.He has started this season showing his outstanding form already securing half centuries. Though the CSK hasn’t had a good start he is helping the team to make up for its "usual" opening failures which has so much become a style of their gameplay. He recently scored a splendid 95 against Kolkata Knight Riders enabling them a nail biting victory. His influence will certainly keep the team’s chances in tact.

As of 5th May 2013, Chennai Super Kings is on top of the point table with four points more than the nearest contender. Hussey, being the lead run taker (507 Runs from 11 Matches) so far in the tournament, has been a major contributor of the success CSK is having this year.http://www.iplt20.com/stats/2013/most-runs

Batting Stats in IPL and Champions League Twenty20

Tournament Matches Innings Not Out Runs Highest Strike Rate Average 50s
2008 Indian Premier League 4 3 1 168 116* 168.00 84.00 url=http://www.iplt20.com/teams/chennai-super-kings/squad/20/Michael-Hussey/|date= |accessdate=11 May 2013}}
2010 Indian Premier League 3 3 1 37 15 84.09 18.50 url=http://www.iplt20.com/teams/chennai-super-kings/squad/20/Michael-Hussey/|date= |accessdate=11 May 2013}}
2011 Indian Premier League 14 14 2 492 83* 118.84 41.00 url=http://www.iplt20.com/teams/chennai-super-kings/squad/20/Michael-Hussey/|date= |accessdate=11 May 2013}}
2012 Indian Premier League 8 8 0 261 56 110.59 32.62 url=http://stats.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2012/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=6680;type=tournament |title=Cricket Records | Indian Premier League, 2012 – Records; Most Runs; ESPN Cricinfo |publisher=Stats.espncricinfo.com |date= |accessdate=11 May 2013}}
2013 Indian Premier League 16 16 3 733 95 129.78 56.30 url=http://iplt20.com/teams/chennai-super-kings/squad/20/Michael-Hussey/ |date= |accessdate=22 May 2013}}

Pre-Test career

Hussey initially played for his native Western Australian Warriors, and his career total of 6471 runs ranks eighth in the list of that state’s run-makers in the Sheffield Shield. He then moved to England, where in July 2001 he scored an unbeaten 329 (a Northamptonshire club record) at Wantage Road in his side’s 633 for six declared on the way to a 10-wicket victory. He later captained Northamptonshire. In August 2003 he surpassed his own Northamptonshire record, when he scored 331 not out against Somerset at Taunton.

When Hussey was playing for the second-string national team, Allan Border once jokingly suggested he get match practice by staying in the nets for a full six hours; to his astonishment, Hussey went on to do just that., Sydney Morning Herald