Image courtesy of: Zimbio
Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey believes that captain Michael Clarke should be given more time to recover from having his hamstring surgically repaired.
Hussey’s comments come after Clarke was told that he would have until February 21 to prove his fitness for the World Cup.
“The World Cup is about starting slowly, building momentum and doing enough to get through to the quarter-finals and semi-finals,” Hussey was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald. “You want to be playing your best cricket, with your best players, at the back end of the tournament, not so much at the start.
“I’d be happy for Michael to miss the first four games. He’s obviously a very important player, he’s the captain, he has a lot of experience, he’s played World Cups – we need him. He should be given as much time as possible to get himself right and carried for as long as possible.”