Jet lag hardly troubled ‘Mr. Cricket' as he got down to business at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Michael Hussey, who has finally become part of the Australian World Cup squad, was an active and steady presence during the practice session here on Wednesday afternoon.

Hussey, who first missed the bus due to a hamstring injury, finally boarded the flight to India thanks to an injured Doug Bollinger returning home.

Pat from coach

Coach Tim Nielsen gave him a pat on his shoulder as Hussey soon became part of the group that limbered up.

A game of vortex, a version of touch-rugby, was soon played and Hussey remained alert right through.

The southpaw then pouched his catches in the fielding drills and was the first to take his kit and move to the adjacent KSCA (B) Ground for a stint at the nets.

Hussey batted long and eventually retired back to the dressing room along with Michael Clarke.

The other players, who had rested in their hotel rooms for the last two days, also sweated it out as Australia geared up for Sunday's Group A match against Kenya. — Special Correspondent

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