|Full Name||David John Hussey|
|Born||July 15, 1977 Perth, Western Australia|
|Age||46 Years, 4 Months, 26 Days|
|Batting Style||Right Handed|
|Teams Played||Australia, Australia A, Northern Districts, Nottinghamshire, Sussex Cricket Board, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings, Victoria, Australia Under-19, Melbourne Stars, Antigua Hawksbills, Warnes Warriors|
The younger of the two Hussey brothers, David Hussey is a right-handed batsman unlike his elder brother, Michael Hussey. David feasted on scoring tons of runs just like his brother but was more suited to the limited-overs format. This notion though might have been used against him as well with David never having represented Australia in Test matches which is a very surprising thing considering his first-class average of 52.26.
David Hussey's cricketing prowess was perhaps first widely acknowledged by the then New South Wales captain, Steve Waugh, after an innings by David for Victoria in the 2003–04 season. Hussey played an unbeaten knock of 212 runs, scoring at a quick pace, as his side scored a record 455/7 in the 4th innings to beat New South Wales. He finished that season with 857 runs at an average of 61. However, in 2004-05, David's form in the 4-day format dipped and he was dropped from the Victorian Pura Cup squad. Hussey asked Victoria for a release to Western Australia but it did not materialise. The 2005-06 season was not good for Hussey either but he did impress in the limited-overs format of the game. Finally, in 2007-08, David burst onto the scene as he recorded his first 1000-run season. Hussey made his T20I debut in a solitary outing vs India at the MCG in February 2008. This was followed by him being selected for the squad touring the West Indies in 2008. In his ODI debut, Hussey scored a half-century and followed that up with a 19-ball half-century in the next match as well, showing his class to the world.
A string of low scores and starts followed until Hussey finally scored his maiden ton against Scotland, scoring 111 runs off just 83 balls in August 2009. That should have been a happy moment for him but after that match, David was not to be seen playing for Australia in an ODI until January 2011 against England. David Hussey continued to play in the T20Is though throughout 2010 and contributing in a much more efficient manner. However, Hussey did not want to be classified as a limited-overs specialist. Hussey did play in 2011 against England but the team did not need much of his help as they completed a resounding 6-1 series win against their bitter rivals. He was a regular fixture in the limited-overs format for Australia after that and made a high number of appearances until 2012. David Hussey played his last match for Australia in January 2013.
Hussey also played in the Indian T20 League for the Mohali-based team in 2012. He also represented the Chennai-based franchise in the 2014 edition as a replacement for the injured Dwayne Bravo. In the Big Bash League, Hussey represented the Melbourne Stars. In 2017, David Hussey called time on his cricketing career after the Melbourne Stars lost in the semi-finals against Perth Scorchers. Messages poured in from all around the world after his announcement, as the brother of Mr Cricket called it a day on a career that promised so much more.