Hussey urges Oz selectors to maintain status quo ahead of Ashes

November 5th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Nov 5 (ANI): Dismissing reports of disunity in the Australian team, Mike Hussey has asked the selectors to maintain status quo for the upcoming Ashes series.

There is plenty of guesswork going around over the make-up of the Australian team ahead of the Ashes series, with the spotlight on Hussey and fellow batsman Marcus North.

Hussey has urged selectors to give the veterans another chance after calls for giving youth chance to revive the dwindling fortunes of the Test team.

“I’m hoping that we have a very settled team. I think that over the course of history, it shows that teams can perform consistently well with a nicely balanced, settled team,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted him, as saying.

“It’s up to the selectors to find that balance and that’s something the selectors have done really well in the past, they’ve shown a lot of faith in the players they believe are the best players in the country. I’m hoping that continues into the future,” Hussey said.

Hussey found some form with 71 not out in the first ODI against Sri Lanka.

The Australians will try to keep the three-game series alive at the SCG on Friday after losing the first game, but there are reports of a split within the camp leading into the Ashes clash.

Some senior members of the side are reportedly unwilling to back Michael Clarke as Ricky Ponting’s natural successor in Test cricket. (ANI)

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