Phillip Hughes      

Full name Phillip Joel Hughes

Born November 30, 1988, Macksville, New South Wales

Current age 25 years 274 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, East Torrens, 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 21 20 1 711 138* 37.42 948 75.00 2 3 82 4 5 0
First-class 111 204 14 8853 243* 46.59 15472 57.21 26 44 1206 46 68 0
List A 87 85 12 3524 202* 48.27 4519 77.98 8 22 355 34 30 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 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 111 3 24 14 0 - - - 3.50 - 0 0 0
List A 87 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Australia v South Africa at Harare, Aug 27, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Nov 20-23, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Australia A v South Africa A at Townsville, Aug 14-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Nov 28, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Harare, Aug 27, 2014 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
51 Australia v South Africa Harare 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3516
243* Australia A v Sth Africa A Townsville 14 Aug 2014 FC
23, 12 Australia A v Sth Africa A Townsville 7 Aug 2014 FC
51 Australia A v India A Darwin 2 Aug 2014 LA
58 Australia A v India A Darwin 31 Jul 2014 LA
202* Australia A v Sth Africa A Darwin 29 Jul 2014 LA
21 Australia A v India A Darwin 20 Jul 2014 LA
12, 100* Australia A v India A Brisbane 13 Jul 2014 FC
34 Australia A v India A Brisbane 6 Jul 2014 FC
9, 39 South Aust v Tasmania Hobart 11 Mar 2014 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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Aug 27, 2014

Phil Hughes shapes to crash the ball through the off side, Australia v South Africa, Australia v South Africa, Tri-series, Harare, August 27, 2014

Phil Hughes shapes to crash the ball through the off side

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Aug 27, 2014

Phil Hughes fends away a snorter from Morne Morkel, Australia v South Africa, Australia v South Africa, Tri-series, Harare, August 27, 2014

Phil Hughes fends away a snorter from Morne Morkel

© AFP

Aug 2, 2014

Phillip Hughes cuts during his 51, Australia A v India A, Quadrangular A-Team One-day series, final, Darwin, August 2, 2014

Phillip Hughes cuts during his 51

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Notes

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2009

Australian Domestic Player of the Year - 2013

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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