Hughes ready as 'better player' for second Ashes tour

Sydney, May 8 (ANI): Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is returning to England for another Ashes tour with the belief that he is now a much improved player, and is ready to contribute.

The previous Ashes in England saw Hughes dropped after two test matches, News. com.au reports.

However, Hughes said that he felt confident and experienced to deal with county cricket, now that he is familiar with the weather and swinging conditions, adding that he believes he will be better at scoring runs this time.

The batting enigma believes that the players need to be flexible and he will work enough in Brisbane so that he is able to combat tough bowling in the international matches.

Hughes opined that Chris Rogers will perform well as the opener for the Ashes as he is in a very good form and has experience of playing in England, although Chris's skills will exert pressure on Hughes.

Stating that he is contented that he has been selected for the Champions Trophy, Hughes said that he always yearned to play in Australian one-day matches.

While selection chairman John Inverarity has spoken about the prospect of leadership positions, Hughes said that he is satisfied with the test and one-day cricket matches, adding that leadership comes to everyone in one stage or the other

Believing performance to be his priority, Hughes further said that his county experience added to his preparation for English conditions would serve him well in the Ashes. (ANI)

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