Australia cricket August 23, 2014

What more must Phillip Hughes do?

Being one of the best young batsmen of his generation has counted for little for Phil Hughes, who continues to suffer from the injustice of Australian selectors, writes SB Tang in the Guardian

Being one of the best young batsmen of his generation has done little for Phil Hughes, who continues to suffer from the injustice of Australian selectors, writes SB Tang in the Guardian.

But refute it the Australian selectors did. For you see, the young batsman occupied an extreme end of the physical spectrum for a professional batsman and that extreme in physical size, combined with his bush upbringing, produced in him a heterodox batting technique that some on the Australian selection panel doubted could withstand the rigours of international cricket, causing them to consistently overlook him in favour of batsmen of inferior performance. Even when they gave him a run in the Australia XI, it was never an extended one - he was always the first to be dropped, while the batsmen of inferior performance were given opportunities of greater quality.

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