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Phillip Hughes

Full NamePhillip Joel Hughes

BornNovember 30, 1988

Height5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)

NationalityAustralian

RoleTop order batsman/Left-handed, Right-arm off break Bowler

Relation(s)Greg Hughes (Father), Virginia Hughes (Mother)

Phillip Joel Hughes Biography


Phillip Hughes was a former Australian cricketer, born on 30th November 1988, in New South Wales, Australia. The wicket-keeper was a left-handed batsman.


Hughes passed away in a tragic way on 27th November 2014 after a Sean Abbott bouncer stuck on his back head during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales.


The youngest player (20 years 96 days) to hit two tons in both innings of the test remains unbeaten on 63 forever.


Background


In April 2007, Hughes was included in the Australia Under-19 squad for the ODI series against Pakistan, thanks to his consistency at U-17 and U-19 level for New South Wales. He acquired 49 runs, facing a world-class Sri Lanka for Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI in a tour game in October 2007.


A month later, he became the second youngest to represent New South Wales in Shield and notched 51 in the first-class debut against Tasmania. His impressive performance in the 1998 U-19 World Cup and his stack of runs in the Shield brought him close to an Australian team berth.


Debut


The 20-year old Hughes made his international test debut against South Africa in February 2009 in Johannesburg, but got dismissed for naught. He made a strong statement in the second innings by scoring 75.


In the second test, the opener showed immense temperament and maturity to unleash tons (115, 160) in both the innings.


Four years later, he announced his arrival at ODI smashing 112 runs against Sri Lanka at Melbourne in January 2013.


In his lone international T20 game, he scored 6 against Pakistan in Dubai in October 2014.


Rise to Glory


The southpaw presented his attacking best when he smashed 86 off 75 deliveries to cruise Australia to victory in the first test against New Zealand in Wellington in March 2010.


Hughes showed his composure during defiant innings of 126 runs on a turning track in the second innings against Sri Lanka in September 2011.


In ODI, the left-hander played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 136 in the 5th match of his debut series.


Low Points


Since smashing two tons in his second test, he had a solitary ton against his name in the test.


His weakness in the short ball and outside off deliveries were exploited. His weakness against spin proved to be fatal as he averaged 18.38 in four tests in India during 2012-13.


In 25 ODIs, he scored 826 runs and 1535 runs in 26 tests.


Club Career


Hughes represented New South Wales before shifting to South Australia. He debuted in County cricket for Middlesex in 2009 with a blistering 574 runs in three matches with three tons. While he played for Hampshire in 2010, in 2012 he tried his luck in Worcestershire.


Records


Hughes became first Australian to notch a ton on ODI debut. In Ashes 2013, Hughes shared a record tenth wicket partnership of 163 runs with Ashton Agar against England in Nottingham.


In July 2014, Hughes became first Australian to notch a double-ton (202*) in a List A match against South Africa A in the Darwin Quadrangular.


While at 19 years of age, he became youngest to score a ton (116) in Sheffield Shield final against Victoria.

Michael Clarke says he should have retired after Phil Hughes died
Michael Clarke says he should have retired after Phil Hughes died
Clarke quit in 2015 after his 115th and final Test of the Ashes series.
Who said what: Cricketing fraternity pay tribute to Phillip Hughes on his third death anniversary
Who said what: Cricketing fraternity pay tribute to Phillip Hughes on his third death anniversary
Cricketers and fans - including England's Barmy Army - paid tribute to Hughes at the Ashes today.
International players should wear new helmets, or could be suspended, says ICC
International players should wear new helmets, or could be suspended, says ICC
The players would be handed a suspension if they are found guilty for the 3rd time.
Phil Hughes: Baggy Green 408, 63 Not Out
Phil Hughes: Baggy Green 408, 63 Not Out
This day in 2014, Phillip Hughes bid adieu to the world, leaving the cricketing world in a state of shock.
Cricketing world remembers Phil Hughes on his second death anniversary
Cricketing world remembers Phil Hughes on his second death anniversary
Hughes passed away on this day in 2014.
Australian cricketers wear black arm bands in remembrance of Phil Hughes
Australian cricketers wear black arm bands in remembrance of Phil Hughes
The left-hander passed away on the 27th of November 2014.
The definition of short-pitched bowling could undergo a change
The definition of short-pitched bowling could undergo a change
The Phillip Hughes inquest findings could change the game of cricket in the future.
Phillip Hughes inquest: Death was a tragic accident, coroner finds
Phillip Hughes inquest: Death was a tragic accident, coroner finds
Coroner rules Phillip Hughes was killed by a tragic accident, but makes recommendations to safeguard players and review laws in practice.
David Warner cried uncontrollably during first net session after Phil Hughes' death, claims Chris Rogers
David Warner cried uncontrollably during first net session after Phil Hughes' death, claims Chris Rogers
Rogers also stated that several Australian players were not in favour of playing cricket immediately after Hughes' death.
Felt sick after a bouncer hit Virat Kohli's helmet during 2014 Adelaide Test, says Mitchell Johnson
Felt sick after a bouncer hit Virat Kohli's helmet during 2014 Adelaide Test, says Mitchell Johnson
Mitchell Johnson released his autobiography recently and was highlighting a few incidents from the book.
Some Aussie cricketers were like 'tumour' to the team: Ex-captain Clarke
Some Aussie cricketers were like 'tumour' to the team: Ex-captain Clarke
I am still half-expecting a text from Phil Hughes, says Michael Clarke
I am still half-expecting a text from Phil Hughes, says Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke in his autobiography has revealed how the death of friend and teammate Phil Hughes still affects him
Phil Hughes family unhappy with Cricket Australia physiotherapist's testimony
Phil Hughes family unhappy with Cricket Australia physiotherapist's testimony
Kountouris claims Hughes' demise was one of just two cases he had ever seen of someone losing their life to an injury of that mild nature.
David Warner gives statement in Phil Hughes' inquest, says there was no sledging during the game
David Warner gives statement in Phil Hughes' inquest, says there was no sledging during the game
The Australian opener denied allegations from Hughes' family that he was targeted with short balls and sledges.
Inquest into the death of Phil Hughes leads to startling revelations
Inquest into the death of Phil Hughes leads to startling revelations
The inquest is to check if the tragic death could have been avoided.
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