PHIL HUGHES

  • Cricket tragedy averted, lucky Hughes survives blow to head 19 hours 47 minutes ago

    Bringing back memories of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes in November last, an Australian cricketer Daniel Hughes was left unconscious briefly after being hit by an almost identical bouncer on his neck during a first grade match but fortunately escaped unscathed, local media reported. Batting for Northern Districts against Blacktown...
  • James Anderson admits doubts about bowling after Phil Hughes death January 13, 2015

    England pacer James Anderson has said "doubts" surfaced in his mind about bowling in the wake of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes's death. Hughes was struck by a bouncer in a domestic match on November 25 and died two days later from its effects. "In the week after, I was having huge doubts...
  • Stuart Broad hails Aussies for respect they showed Phillip Hughes January 6, 2015

    London: England allrounder Stuart Broad has praised Australia captain Michael Clarke, his team and the general public for the respect they showed Phillip Hughes following the death of the opening batsman in November. The 25-year-old Hughes was struck on the back of the neck by a bouncer delivered by fast bowler...
  • David Warner's touching tribute to 'little mate' Phillip Hughes January 6, 2015

    David Warner said he was in tears before he went out to score an emotional century to put Australia in a strong position in the final Test against India in Sydney on Tuesday. Warner, who was deeply affected by the tragic death of his close friend Phillip Hughes in November, mastered...
  • Late batsman Phillip Hughes' plaque unveiled at SCG January 6, 2015

    Sydney: A plaque of late batsman Phillip Hughes was unveiled at the Members' stand of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday to commemorate the much-loved 25-year-old Australian cricketer. Hughes was hit by a vicious bouncer during a domestic match at the SCG on November 25. He succumbed to the injuries...
  • Michael Clarke leads emotional tributes to Phillip Hughes at SCG January 6, 2015

    Sydney: Emotions ran high on the opening day of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia as injured skipper Michael Clarke led a series of tributes for late Phillip Hughes, who was fatally struck by a bouncer six weeks back at the SCG. Clarke, who is part of the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 1 January 6, 2015

    (For updates on Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: A series that began on a tragic note in Australia will end with the reminder of that painful incident, which snatched Phillip Hughes away from his loved ones. Emotions will no doubt take over the players before they...
  • Hughes family to attend SCG Test: Michael Clarke January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke, currently undergoing rehabilitation post his hamstring surgery, on Saturday revealed that Phil Hughes' family will be present for the final Test at this venue, where the cricketer was hit by a bouncer and eventually succumbed to his injuries. "Phillip Hughes' family will be at the game...
  • Will be flooded by Phillip Hughes memories in Sydney Test: Shane Watson January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Not too enthused by the idea of being back on the ground where Phillip Hughes was fatally struck, Australian allrounder Shane Watson, on Saturday, said memories of the late batsman will flood him the moment he steps out to compete in the fourth Test against India. Hughes lost his life...
  • We will put up a fine show for Phil Hughes at SCG: Peter Siddle January 2, 2015

    Sydney: As an emotional Australia get ready to play the final cricket Test at SCG starting Tuesday, medium-pacer Peter Siddle said that his team is keen to put up a fine show in memory of late Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to a fatal bouncer on this venue five weeks back. The...
  • SCG to honour late Phillip Hughes with bronze plaque January 1, 2015

    Sydney: As Australian cricketers return to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the first time since the death of Phillip Hughes, the life of their fallen teammate will be commemorated with a bronze plaque to be unveiled at the ground at which he burst onto the scene and then met...
  • Phillip Hughes' bat to be placed atop Everest December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: In an initiative proposed by the Cricket Association of Nepal, a bat belonging to the late Australian batsman Phillip Hughes will be placed atop the Mount Everest. Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Wally Edwards said the board was working with their Nepalese counterparts to make the tribute possible during the next...
  • Cricket Australia trademarks '63 not out' December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) has trademarked the phrase "63 not out" in memory of batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being struck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match last month. He was batting on 63 when he was fatally injured. CA termed the move "defensive" to prevent people cashing in...
  • Phillip Hughes' death unites cricket in grief December 20, 2014

    London: Cricket confronted tragedy in 2014 with the death of Phillip Hughes after the Australia batsman was hit by a bouncer in a domestic first-class match. Several batsmen had previously been killed in similar incidents, albeit at lower levels of the game, and two days after Hughes' death Israeli umpire Hillel...
  • Ranji Trophy: Close shave for Manoj Tiwary after he is hit by bouncer December 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengal's premier batsman Manoj Tiwary, who is one of India's 30 probables for the World Cup, had a close shave after being hit by an Abhimanyu Mithun rising delivery on the final day of his team's Ranji Trophy cricket match against Karnataka at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. It was...
  • Michael Clarke takes to Twitter for injury update December 17, 2014

    Brisbane: Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke has taken to Twitter to provide updates on his condition post-surgery and share his views on day one of the second cricket Test against India at the Gabba on Wednesday. Clarke had an operation on his injured right hamstring on Tuesday in Melbourne, after being...
  • Phillip Hughes family thanks Australia in newspapers December 14, 2014

    Sydney: Phillip Hughes' family has bought full pages in Sunday newspapers around Australia to thank the country for their support since the former Test batsman's death more than two weeks ago. The message published in News Corp. Australia papers is topped with "Thank You From The Hughes Family," and a photograph...
  • Sean Abbott takes 8 wickets in strong cricket return post Phillip Hughes' death December 12, 2014

    Sean Abbott, the Australian fast bowler who delivered the ball that killed Phillip Hughes, has made a remarkable return to cricket, helping New South Wales beat Queensland on Friday. The 22-year-old Abbott has been receiving counselling, and the support of the cricketing world, after he bowled the bouncer that struck Hughes...
  • 1st Test: Virat Kohli leads India's response on Day 3 against Australia December 11, 2014

    Virat Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on his Test captaincy debut as the visitors responded brilliantly to Australia's mammoth first innings total of 517 for 7 by reaching 369 for 5 at stumps on day three of the first Test in Adelaide on Wednesday. Kohli, standing...
  • 1st Test: Smith, Clarke put Team India on the ropes on rain-hit day December 10, 2014

    Skipper Michael Clarke played through pain and recorded his 28th Test century and Steven Smith smashed 21 boundaries for his unbeaten 162 to take Australia to a strong 517 for 7 at stumps on a rain-truncated second day against India at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. It was a frustrating day...
  • Warner pays tribute to 'friend' Hughes with a classy ton in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    David Warner paid tribute to his friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes, by scoring a scintillating century against India in the first Test in Adelaide. Warner blasted a quickfire century off 106 balls, firing up an emotional Adelaide Oval crowd after solemn tributes to Hughes. Warner, who was present when Hughes was...
  • Adelaide celebrates life of Phil Hughes, '13th man' of Australia squad December 9, 2014

    In the minds of the cricket lovers, Phillip Hughes will remain '63 Not Out Forever', but on Tuesday the departed cricketer was named his national team's "13th man" as the first cricket Test between India and Australia started here on an emotional note. As Australia named their playing XI for the...
  • Hughes tragedy might affect Australian thinktank ahead of 1st Test December 8, 2014

    Hughes tragedy might affect the Aussies thinktank but that will not make them shy away from bowling bouncers at the Indians. ...
  • Can Indian cricketers buck the trend in Australia? December 8, 2014

    The entire cricket world is waiting with bated breath to see the first bouncer bowled in the India-Australia Test series after a short-pitched delivery fatally felled Phillip Hughes at the Sydney Cricket Ground barely two weeks ago. Former Australian bowler burly Merv Hughes wants the very first ball of the Test...
  • Sean Abbott set for return after Phil Hughes tragedy December 8, 2014

    Sean Abbott, who delivered the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, is set to return to action after being named Monday in the New South Wales squad. There were fears that the young fast bowler may have been too traumatised to play again after Hughes died from being hit by...
  • India-Australia resume rivalry post Hughes tragedy December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: India, after a calamitous week ahead of the Test match, would look to improve their overseas record with Virat Kohli at the helm of affairs. Australia, on the other hand, would look to give Phillip Hughes, the perfect farewell after the sun bid farewell to the young soul at...