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Phillip Hughes      

Full name Phillip Joel Hughes

Born November 30, 1988, Macksville, New South Wales

Current age 25 years 294 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 24 23 1 821 138* 37.31 1086 75.59 2 4 91 5 5 0
First-class 111 204 14 8853 243* 46.59 15472 57.21 26 44 1206 46 68 0
List A 90 88 12 3634 202* 47.81 4657 78.03 8 23 364 35 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 24 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 111 3 24 14 0 - - - 3.50 - 0 0 0
List A 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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, Sep 6, 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, Sep 6, 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
15 Australia v South Africa Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
85 Australia v South Africa Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
10 Australia v Zimbabwe Harare 31 Aug 2014 ODI # 3521
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
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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Sep 2, 2014

Phillip Hughes plays a sweep during his fifty, Australia v South Africa, tri-series, Harare, September 2, 2014

Phillip Hughes plays a sweep during his fifty

© Associated Press

Sep 2, 2014

Phillip Hughes gets into position to pull, Australia v South Africa, tri-series, Harare, September 2, 2014

Phillip Hughes gets into position to pull

© AFP

Aug 31, 2014

Phillip Hughes loads up for the cut, Zimbabwe v Australia, tri-series, Harare, August 31, 2014

Phillip Hughes loads up for the cut

© AFP

Notes

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2009

Australian Domestic Player of the Year - 2013

Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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