Michael Hussey Feels Spinners Will Struggle in 2015 World Cup

The 39-year-old Michael Hussey, known as "Mr Cricket" for his passion and meticulous preparation, said Australia will probably rely on Glen Maxwell and Michael Clarke to bowl a few overs rather than go with an out and out spinner.

updated: August 27, 2014 17:59 IST
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Melbourne: Even as the teams get ready for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Michael Hussey has predicted that spin will not play much of a part in the mega-tournament and only "mystery spinners" like Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine have a chance of succeeding.

"We have got very flat one-day pitches here in Australia and certainly New Zealand. New Zealand grounds are very small, with the field restrictions these days you can only have four players outside the circle. With batting power plays plus much bigger bats it makes one-day in cricket for spin bowlers in this country and New Zealand extremely difficult," former Australian batsman Hussey said.

"Other than probably (Pakistan's) Ajmal and (West Indies off spinner) Sunil Narine who are mystery spinners, I am fearful that spin won't play much of a part in the upcoming World Cup," the former Australian batsman said while addressing the audience as the guest speaker at the Melbourne Cricket Club's annual Bradman Luncheon.

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