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About Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes is an Australian cricketer and is the opener for the New South Wales cricket team.

Professional Biography

Select list of Test Cricket performances

  • 115 runs vs South Africa, Second Test Match at Kingsmead, Durban on March 6, 2009; Opening batsman

Other cricket information

In December 08, Phillip has set a Shield record for the greatest two-innings contribution to a team's game total, edging past Don Bradman's record. In doing that, he also scored his first 1,000 domestic first-class runs at a younger age than The Don. Aged 20 years and four days, has now scored 1,200 runs at an average of 52.17 since his November 2007 debut for the Blues.

Phillip Hughes in News

Oz opener Hughes working his way back to the top
Out of favour Australian opener Phillip Hughes has been working his backside off in an effort to make it back to the top.

Cummins, Marsh to miss Test tour of West Indies
Pat Cummins and Shaun Marsh, who were till recently regarded as the new strength of the Australian team, are all set to miss the Test tour of the West Indies.

Oz batting coach Langer wants next Ponting to reveal himself
Australian batting coach and former Test opener Justin Langer has welcomed the end of a selection culture that he believes rewarded mediocrity, and now has called on the next Ricky Ponting to reveal himself.

Oz batsman not presenting irresistible case to axe Ponting from squad: Article
An article in an Australian daily has stressed on the need to include veteran batsman Ricky Ponting in the Test squad, taking into account that other batsmen are not presenting irresistable cases to axe him.

Oz call up Hilfenhaus for the test series against India
Australia has opted for experience over youth for the Boxing Day Test match against India and included Ben Hilfenhaus rather than 21 year old Mitchell Starc.

Unlucky Khawaja failed to grab his chance: Waugh
Former opener Mark Waugh believes that Usman Khawaja was punished for a poor showing in Australia's last Test, against New Zealand in Hobart.

Hughes feels mental woes hampering his batting
Dropped Australian opener Phillip Hughes has admitted that his batting problems are as much due to mental issues as they are because of physical reasons.

Cowan, Marsh in; Harris, Watson excluded for India-Oz Boxing Day Test
Openers Ed Cowan and Shaun Marsh have been included in Australia's squad for the Boxing Day Test against India, while injured duo Ryan Harris and Shane Watson have been excluded.

Oz batting camp to focus on maintaining mental toughness, facing Indian bowlers
Australia's batting camp, which started today, focussed on combating India's pace bowling attack and preach mental toughness ahead of Boxing Day against India.

Warner back problem worrying Oz selectors
Australia's cricket selectors have reportedly expressed concern and worry over Test opener David Warner's nagging back problem.

Vinay Kumar not worried about pressure of playing in Boxing Day Test
Vinay Kumar, who is expected to replace Ricky Ponting's nemesis Ishant Sharma if he is unfit, is not worried about the pressure of playing in the Boxing Day Test.

Batting mentor helps Hughes overcome form slump
Opener Phillip Hughes' batting mentor Neil D'Costa is helping him rebuild from his poor performance during the New Zealand series by holding a secret two-hour session.

If called, Katich ready to play in Boxing Day Test
Former Australian opening batsman Simon Katich has said that he is ready to play if recalled for the Boxing Day Test match against India.

Arthur orders Test cricketers into batting boot camp
Australian cricket team coach Mickey Arthur has ordered batters to attend a training camp ahead of the series against India.

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