England are not in the business of panicking, says Michael Hussey

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“They know their game so well, know how to prepare well, they’ve played here before and had success here”

Legendary Australia batsman Michael Hussey has announced that England will not be too worried if their ongoing four-day warm-up match against Australia A gets rained out since they are not in the business of panicking.

Hussey also noted that England have more than enough experience heading into the Ashes, especially after they beat arch-rivals Australia just three months ago.

“It wouldn’t make them happy, they would want to be getting out there and getting used to these Australian condition, getting their routines going and feeling comfortable at the crease,” Hussey said. “I guess it just makes the next match up in Sydney more important. If there was more rain up there and they didn’t get a hit, they might be a little more nervous coming into the first Test.

“But they are all very experienced cricketers. They know their game so well, know how to prepare well, they’ve played here before and had success here. I don’t think they will panic at all.”

Speaking about England batsman Kevin Pietersen, Hussey stated that while it was important for him to get some much-needed practice, he is also a “naturally talented player”, who would excel even if he was lacking in the preparation department.

“KP’s such a naturally talented player, and also very experienced, so I am sure he could just pick up a bat and go out and make runs in the first Test,” Hussey said. “He’s that good.”

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