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Phillip Hughes

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
-
Played for:
Australia, South Australia, Australia A, Hampshire, Worcestershire, Mumbai, Middlesex, New South Wales, Australia Under-19, Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Thunder
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
64
Bowling:
0
Batting:
74
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Australia
Born:
November 30, 1988, Macksville, New South Wales

Profile

When he played his first Test at 20, Phillip Hughes became Australia’s youngest debutant in 25 years and many saw the left-handed opener as the long-term replacement for Australian great Matthew Hayden. But more of an accumulator, Hughes has his own unorthodox batting style which little resembles the burly Queenslander.

Hughes’ rise in cricket has been meteoric. His excellence earned him an A-grade at the Macksville Cricket Club aged 12, before going on to represent Australia in the 2007 Under-19 World Cup. Following the age cricket World Cup, the youngster enjoyed an outstanding first-class season with New South Wales scoring 559 runs at an average of 62.11. His heavy scoring continued the following season before he was brought in as Hayden’s replacement for the 2009 away tour to South Africa, where he made his Test debut.

In only his second Test, Hughes became the youngest man to score a century in each innings of a Test, taking advantage of the extra pace generated by the likes of Steyn and Morkel. Despite the rise in his career, the southpaw failed to be consistent and was dropped soon. However, he returned to the side and with Ricky Ponting's retirement, became a regular in Australia's Test unit. In 2013, he was surprisingly picked by the Mumbai for IPL's sixth season.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 26 49 1535 2 32.65 53.55 3 7 160
ODI 20 19 660 1 36.66 74.57 2 2 138*
CLT20 6 6 202 1 40.4 108.02 0 2 83
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 15 0 0
ODI 5 0 0
CLT20 4 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2013
 
ODI:
2013-2013
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Feb 26, 2009
Last played:
Australia Vs England at Lord's, London - Jul 18, 2013
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Jan 11, 2013
Last played:
Australia Vs India at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Nov 02, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
New South Wales Vs Diamond Eagles at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 09, 2009
Last played:
New South Wales Vs Trinidad and Tobago at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 23, 2009
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