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Shocked at being kept out: Hussey

Australia's Mike Hussey was stunned to be dropped from the World Cup squad and felt the selectors had ignored precedent in not giving him a chance to recover from injury.

cricket Updated: Feb 10, 2011 00:24 IST

Australia's Mike Hussey was stunned to be dropped from the World Cup squad and felt the selectors had ignored precedent in not giving him a chance to recover from injury.

Hussey was Australia's top batsman in the recent Ashes series and selected for the tournament in the subcontinent despite rupturing his hamstring in a one-dayer against England.

On Tuesday, however, Cricket Australia decided they were not prepared to take a chance on him recovering called in Callum Ferguson as his replacement.

"I'm really disappointed and a bit shocked by the news," the 35-year-old told Fox Sports.

Ponting clueless too
Ricky Ponting on Wednesday expressed his disbelief at Hussey being dropped from the team.

"He is a massive loss to our group," he said adding that the selectors should have given him more time.