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Phillip Hughes      

Full name Phillip Joel Hughes

Born November 30, 1988, Macksville, New South Wales

Current age 25 years 138 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Hampshire, Middlesex, Mumbai Indians, New South Wales, New South Wales Under-19s, South Australia, Western Suburbs, Worcestershire

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Phillip Joel Hughes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 26 49 2 1535 160 32.65 2866 53.55 3 7 199 11 15 0
ODIs 20 19 1 660 138* 36.66 885 74.57 2 2 74 4 5 0
First-class 107 198 12 8429 204 45.31 14736 57.20 24 44 1149 44 67 0
List A 82 80 11 3141 138* 45.52 4117 76.29 7 19 319 27 29 0
Twenty20 33 33 8 1104 87* 44.16 939 117.57 0 10 111 16 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 107 3 24 14 0 - - - 3.50 - 0 0 0
List A 82 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 33 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 26-Mar 2, 2009 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 18-21, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI India v Australia at Bangalore, Nov 2, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Nov 20-23, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Mar 11-13, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Nov 28, 2007 scorecard
Last List A India v Australia at Bangalore, Nov 2, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Queensland v New South Wales at Brisbane, Dec 26, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat at Adelaide, Jan 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9, 39 South Aust v Tasmania Hobart 11 Mar 2014 FC
7 Strikers v Heat Adelaide 18 Jan 2014 T20
58 Strikers v Scorchers Perth 16 Jan 2014 T20
0 Strikers v Melb Stars Melbourne 9 Jan 2014 T20
12 Strikers v Syd Sixers Adelaide 5 Jan 2014 T20
8 Strikers v Scorchers Adelaide 31 Dec 2013 T20
16 Strikers v Syd Thunder Sydney 27 Dec 2013 T20
0* Strikers v Hurricanes Hobart 22 Dec 2013 T20
118, 2 South Aust v NSW Sydney 8 Dec 2013 FC
103, 0 South Aust v Victoria Melbourne 29 Nov 2013 FC
Profile

If a textbook technique was the sole criterion for a first-class opener then Phillip Hughes would be out of a job. But then, the same could have been said of the shuffling Simon Katich. The most important thing as far as Australia's selectors are concerned is that Hughes picks up plenty of runs from his country-baked technique, which includes compulsive slicing through point and slashing to cover, as well as stepping away to provide room for tennis-style drives down the ground. His perceived weakness against the short ball helped him in South Africa in 2009, when he used the pace of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel against them and he was the youngest man to score a century in each innings of a Test when he managed the feat in Durban in his second Test. But after his stunning rise as the replacement for the retired Matthew Hayden, the fall was swift; after he was roughed up by Andrew Flintoff and failed at Lord's he broke the news of his dropping on Twitter. He remained the Test backup opener and in Wellington in 2010 he finished off the win with a brutal 86 off 75 balls. He replaced the injured Katich for three Tests of the 2010-11 Ashes and despite struggling, he finished the Shield season strongly and was first in line to become Shane Watson's full-time partner when Katich lost his contract. The Australians needed Hughes to live up to the promise he'd shown when at 19 he became the youngest to score a century in a Pura Cup final. He had debuted for his state at 18, after moving to Sydney from northern New South Wales, where he grew up on a banana farm.
Brydon Coverdale August 2011

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Nov 29, 2013

Phillip Hughes square drives during his half-century, Victoria v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 1st day, November 29, 2013

Phillip Hughes square drives during his half-century

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Nov 15, 2013

Phillip Hughes celebrates his maiden first-class double-century, South Australia v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 3rd day, November 15, 2013

Phillip Hughes celebrates his maiden first-class double-century

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Nov 14, 2013

Phillip Hughes cuts on his way to a half-century, South Australia v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day, November 14, 2013

Phillip Hughes cuts on his way to a half-century

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Notes

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2009

Australian Domestic Player of the Year - 2013

Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 26, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Jan 23, 2013
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 20, 2013
No result
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Jan 18, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
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