Uncertainty over players contracts will not affect Oz team performance: Hussey

St. Vincent (West Indies): Limited overs specialist David Hussey has said that the uncertainity over player contracts will not affect the performances of players during the tour of the West Indies.

"As a playing group, I think we`re unanimous we want more central contracts. They just provide us with a lot more stability and security. In terms of whether it`s going to affect performances on this tour, I don`t think so," the Herald Sun quoted Hussey, as saying.

"Every time you go out and play for Australia, there is pressure involved and I don`t think anyone really looks forward to winning contracts or losing contracts (while playing). It`s just about doing your job and winning the game for your team," Hussey added.

Australia have begun their preparations for the five one-dayers against the West Indies with a session at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground in St Vincent, the venue for the first three matches.

Fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus was absent as he continued to battle a virus he picked up during last week`s tri-series finals.