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Marsh, Hughes contracted, Doolan left out

Mar 31, 2014: Alex Doolan has missed out on a Cricket Australia contract for 2014-15 despite being the incumbent No.3 in the Test team, while Shaun Marsh and Phillip Hughes have both been given deals

Brydon Coverdale and Daniel Brettig

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion

Marsh, Doolan to tip out Hughes

Feb 11, 2014: Australia are set to go with hunches over hundreds against South Africa, anointing Alex Doolan for his Test debut at No. 3 while also shaping up to recall Shaun Marsh

Daniel Brettig in Centurion

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Doolan glitters but Hughes abides

Feb 7, 2014: If Alex Doolan is favoured to be Australia's No. 3 batsman against South Africa in the forthcoming Tests then at least Phillip Hughes is running him to a close finish

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Phillip Hughes plays the long game

Feb 7, 2014: Phillip Hughes has much work ahead to improve on his first series in South Africa but he now seems far less hurried about doing so, and less troubled by a desire to match up to his younger self

Daniel Brettig

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Hughes replaces injured Marsh

Jan 30, 2014: Phillip Hughes has been given another chance in Australia's Test squad after Shaun Marsh failed to convince the selectors he would recover from his calf injury in time for the warm-up game in South Africa

Brydon Coverdale

The divergent paths of Kohli and Hughes

Jan 26, 2014: They are the same age, but one is now a recognised international star while the other has lost his way after an impressive start

Ian Chappell

NSW v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Sydney, 4th day

Redbacks top table with SCG win

Dec 11, 2013: South Australia will enter the Big Bash League hiatus on top of the Sheffield Shield table after shrugging off an early wobble to complete a six-wicket victory over New South Wales

ESPNcricinfo staff

NSW v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Sydney, 2nd day

Another Hughes hundred drives Redbacks

Dec 9, 2013: Phillip Hughes has ensured that if Australia need a batting replacement during the Ashes they will have an in-form opener to call on, after he scored his third century of the Sheffield Shield season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne

Ferguson and Hughes tons keep SA on top

Nov 30, 2013: Callum Ferguson and Phillip Hughes both reminded the national selectors of their presence with centuries that kept South Australia firmly on top on the second day against Victoria at the MCG

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne

Hughes helps South Australia to powerful position

Nov 29, 2013: Phillip Hughes continued his productive start to the Sheffield Shield season with an unbeaten half-century as South Australia took total control on the first day against Victoria at the MCG

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Australia v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, 4th day

North guides Western Australia to draw

Nov 16, 2013: Marcus North maintained his surprising resurgence as an opening batsman as Western Australia played out a high-scoring draw with South Australia in the first match at a redeveloped Adelaide Oval.

ESPNcricinfo staff

SA v WA, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 3rd day

Hughes cruises to maiden double-ton

Nov 15, 2013: Phillip Hughes scored his maiden first-class double-century as South Australia continued to control their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Australia, 4th ODI, Ranchi

Hughes wants to build on strong openings

Oct 22, 2013: Phillip Hughes is pleased with the consistency of his opening partnership with Aaron Finch so far in the ODI series against India

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th NatWest ODI, Ageas Bowl

Clarke doubtful as back problem flares

Sep 15, 2013: Michael Clarke's career-long back problem has flared up again towards the final days of Australia's tour of England, leaving in doubtful for the deciding one-day international at the Ageas Bowl

Andrew McGlashan

The Investec Ashes 2013

Signs of development but much to do

Aug 26, 2013: Australia's Ashes performance wasn't far off what was expected: a wholehearted, often impressive, bowling attack but an inconsistent batting order, although there are signs of promise

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's batting bingo must stop

Aug 26, 2013: By accident more than design, Australia's selectors eventually stumbled on a top five but there remain question marks heading into the return Ashes and an early decision needs to be made

Brydon Coverdale

England Lions v Australians, Tour Match, 2nd day

Hughes shades low quality face off with Khawaja

Aug 17, 2013: A number of Australia's batsmen made starts against England Lions but gave their innings a way, while Usman Khawaja could not even make double figures

Brydon Coverdale at Wantage Road

The Investec Ashes 2013

'Need form nearly every innings these days' - Hughes

Aug 15, 2013: Phillip Hughes, who was dropped following a series of poor scores in the Ashes, has said that he is unfazed by his axing

Brydon Coverdale

Australian cricket

First drop or first dropped?

Aug 15, 2013: Usman Khawaja was not the reason for Australia's defeat in Chester-le-Street, but he hasn't solved the team's No. 3 problem either

Brydon Coverdale

Eng v Aus, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Please, Australia, stop searching for the saviour

Aug 9, 2013: Nathan Lyon is not the saviour of Australia cricket but he is a very solid offspinner who should not have been dropped. It is time to stop searching for something that doesn't exist and trust what does

Jarrod Kimber
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