ENG vs AUS 2018: Australian Bowlers will Face Mental Scarring - Michael Hussey

Published - 20 Jun 2018, 05:34 PM

Andrew Tye, Cricket Australia
Andrew Tye. Getty Images.

Former Australia batsman, Michael Hussey believes Australian bowlers will face mental scarring for some period. In fact, Hussey felt sorry for Andrew Tye who leaked 100 runs in his nine overs against England in the record-breaking ODI at Trent Bridge.

Hussey felt sorry for the bowlers

Hussey said these bowlers would get remembered for their unwanted record. Meanwhile, England batsmen showed no respite for the inexperienced Australian bowling battery en route to the highest ODI total of 481-6.

In fact, England went past their previous record of 444-3 scored at the same ground of Trent Bridge in 2016 against Pakistan,

Andrew Tye conceded 100 runs in his nine overs. Getty Images.

Hussey fears the Australian bowlers will get remembered for their unwanted record.

Meanwhile, the inexperience in the Australian bowling battery was palpable. The Australia bowlers struggled to hit the right length against one of the most potent batting line-ups in the world.

“I feel for some of the bowlers because unfortunately they’re going to carry that around with you for the rest of your career,” Hussey said on this week’s edition of The Unplayable Podcast.

“I often bump into people and they talk about ‘Mick Lewis is that guy that went for 100’ and so Andrew Tye is going to be another one of those guys.

However, Andrew Tye has done well while playing for Perth Scorchers in the BBL. In fact, he was the leading wicket-getter in the recently concluded IPL. Thus, Hussey said it is going to be unfortunate for the fast bowler.

Alex Hales
England’s Alex Hales celebrates his century during the third One-Day International (ODI) (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

Australian Cricket is in the rebuilding process after ball-tampering scandal.

“In a lot of ways he’s done so well for the Scorchers and in the IPL he’s done well. A lot of people are unfortunately going to remember him for going for 100 in a one-day international. It’s not the sort of thing you want to get remember by”.

Furthermore, Andrew Tye was not the only bowler to take the beating. Jhye Richardson (3-92 from ten overs), Billy Stanlake (0-74 from eight) and Marcus Stoinis (0-85 off eight) all suffered the hammering at the hands of England batsmen.

“I worry about some mental scars for some of these guys that are getting taught a serious lesson about international cricket moving forward.

There were some serious harsh lessons for the Australian bowlers. Thus, the Aussies clearly missed the services of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Pat Cummins. Moreover, Australian cricket is in the rebuilding process after the ball-tampering scandal in March in South Africa early this year.


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