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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

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Australia still don't make much sense

Aug 4, 2013: If the rain holds off Australia could still win this Test and keep the Ashes alive, but a lot of their decisions continue to suggest confused thinking

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 1st day

Forgotten Phil watches his captain's mastery

Aug 1, 2013: Cast aside once again, Phillip Hughes sat in the pavilion and watched Michael Clarke play an elegant innings of the purest timing

Mark Nicholas at Old Trafford

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia left with ifs and buts

Jul 29, 2013: The tour match at Hove wasn't enough to identify a definitive Australia XI for Old Trafford. A few individual performances stood out, as did the catching, which was dreadful

Brydon Coverdale in Hove

Sussex v Australians, Tour match, Hove, 1st day

Changing roles 'mentally frustrating' - Hughes

Jul 26, 2013: After adding another half-century against Sussex, Phillip Hughes admitted it was not ideal being shunted up and down the order for Australia

Brydon Coverdale in Hove

Sussex v Australians, Tour match, Hove, 1st day

Top-order Australians fail to convert

Jul 26, 2013: A quick glance at the scorecard tells only half the story of Australia's first day against Sussex. At stumps they were 354 for 5, which in a Test match would have set them up soundly

Brydon Coverdale in Hove

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Feeble Australia the real story of Lord's

Jul 20, 2013: The tourists' weaknesses overshadowed Joe Root's memorable century, weaknesses that stem from home

Mark Nicholas at Lord's

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Hughes comes of age

Jul 11, 2013: In his new brief at No. 6, Phillip Hughes showed an improved technique and greater awareness of his team's needs to register a first Ashes fifty

Daniel Brettig at Trent Bridge

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Agar lives a life-changing dream

Jul 11, 2013: The pressure of a Test debut. Your team in disarray. And you are 19 years old. What do you do? Stride out and hit a record-breaking 98, of course

Tanya Aldred at Trent Bridge

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Agar's world records create extraordinary day

Jul 11, 2013: Australia's debutant Ashton Agar produced the greatest innings by a No. 11 in Test history, only to fall for 98 as he sought the shot to bring up his hundred

The Report by David Hopps

The Investec Ashes 2013

Hughes retraces Lehmann's footsteps

Jun 30, 2013: Hughes has one thing in common with his coach - unorthodoxy. But Lehmann's presence should be useful in helping the left-hander deal with spin

Daniel Brettig in Taunton

Somerset v Australians, Taunton, 4th day

A good outing for Australia's batsmen

Jun 29, 2013: Fluent knocks from Usman Khawaja and Phillip Hughes and a sparkling half-century from Brad Haddin led the Australians to a six-wicket win over Somerset

Daniel Brettig in Taunton

Somerset v Australians, Taunton, 3rd day

Hughes among several Australian positives

Jun 28, 2013: Several players have shown their desire to be part of Australia's team for the first Test against England with heartening displays at Taunton

Daniel Brettig at Taunton
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