Langer urges selectors to keep faith in Australia's 'best talent' Hughes

Sydney, Mar 11 (ANI): Former Test opener Justin Langer has urged Australian selectors to keep their faith in country's best and most exciting young talent Phil Hughes despite his failure in the first two Test matches against India.

Langer is worried by an Australian system in which green rookies are churned and burned while a time-honoured tradition of bleeding for a baggy green dims, News.com.au reports.

Langer implored selectors to retain struggling Hughes for the third Test against India in Mohali starting Thursday, looking to the left-hander's 21 first-class tons rather than 25 runs at an average of six in four innings this series.

Langer, who rated Hughes the finest batsman of his age group and worth the investment, said he would be so disappointed if he didn't play the next Test, adding he has been brilliant again all summer.

The former Test batsman said Hughes is our most exciting and best-performed young player and he hope they stick with him.

Lancer added Hughes is a young kid who is playing Test cricket in India for the first time and you can't just keep chopping and changing all the time, adding he has missed out but has shown over time he has the capacity to know how to score runs and work out strategies to score runs. (ANI)

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