Injured players trying to recover their best: Hussey

Updated: Oct 08, 2010, 13:25 PM IST

Bangalore: Australian middle-order batsman Mike Hussey has expressed concern over the number of injured players in the team, and said they are trying to recover as best as they can and want to be fit before the next Test match to be played in Bangalore from October 9.

The Australian cricket team is sweating hard at net practice in the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Hussey said team is struggling with some injury problems, but hoped that things would be alright before the second match.

“We just had an optional session; so, about some probably half a team came down today and boys are in good spirits. The rest of the boys particularly the fast bowlers, are trying to recover as best they can, because there was obviously a pretty grueling test match in the last five days in Mohali,” said Hussey.

“So, it is a big focus on recovery, and yeah, we want our skills in good shape as well. I think the guys are trying today, probably take it pretty easy tomorrow,” he added.

He described the previous Test match in Mohali as a tough one but added that the Australians had taken the defeat positively and looked forward to leveling the series in Bangalore.

“It was great Test match, it is disappointing to lose and its probably a Test we should have won, we had our opportunities to win, but we could not get over the line, get the job done. So, from that point of view it is disappointing, but I think from a positive point of view, we did a lot of things right, but to play against the you know the number one team in the world, and we have quite a young team really,” said Hussey.

India also has injury concerns, with opening batsman Gautam Gambhir and fast bowler Ishant Sharma suffering knee problems before the Test that commences from October 9.