Phillip Hughes

  • Unlucky Phillip Hughes snubbed again August 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Not for the first time, opener Phillip Hughes finds himself warming the Australian bench despite injured skipper Michael Clarke saying last week that it's not possible for the lefthander to have had a better preseason campaign. Hughes, who has 26 Tests and 20 ODIs to his name, will not play...
  • Australia's Hughes needs 'love' to blossom, says Ponting October 22, 2013

    Melbourne: Serial discard Phillip Hughes is Australia's best young batsman and just needs a bit of "love and stability" to blossom at Test level, said former captain Ricky Ponting. The 24yearold scored an unbeaten 81 in the first innings of the Ashes opening Test in England but was dropped for the...
  • R Ashwin sets Indian record for wickets in a fourTest series March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Offspinner R Ashwin has surpassed former India captain Anil Kumble as the leading wickettaker for India in a fourTest series. Ashwin claimed Phillip Hughes lbw for 6 on Sunday at the Feroz Shah Kotla as his 28th wicket of BorderGavaskar Trophy, and finished with 29 for the series...
  • As it happened: India v Australia, 3rd Test, Day 5 March 18, 2013

    Requiring 133 to win on the final day, India survived a slight stutter in the end to reach the target with 15 balls to spare. Day 4 summary: Australia were 75 for 3 in their second innings and trailed India by 16 runs at stumps on day four. The visitors lost...
  • Hughes confident of handling Indian spin attack February 11, 2013

    Melbourne: Australian opener Phillip Hughes believes that he has the right technique to face the Indian spin attack in trying subcontinent conditions in the upcoming fourTest series, beginning February 22. "They're got all bases covered with their spinners, going in and away from the bat, so it's going to be challenging....
  • Hughes 'the one' for Australia in India: Siddle February 7, 2013

    Sydney: Rejuvenated batsman Phillip Hughes can be a key player for Australia in their fourTest series in India starting later this month, teammate Peter Siddle said. Siddle, who left in an advance party of eight players to help acclimatise to Indian playing conditions, pinpointed the diminutive lefthander as a player...
  • Aus v SL, 4th ODI: Time running out for struggling Australia January 19, 2013

    Sydney: Sri Lanka are one win away from wrapping up the series against Australia, but much of the talk in home circles is how an Australian 'B team' is in disarray following two sloppy defeats. Michael Clarke's return for the previous match saw Australia bowled out for 74, with...
  • NZ's Martin reminds Hughes of 'nightmarish' Hobart memories December 12, 2012

    Melbourne: Chris Martin, the New Zealand pace bowler who condemned Phillip Hughes to another year on the sidelines, has heaped pressure on the Australian batsman as he attempts to revive his Test career against Sri Lanka in Hobart. Martin had Hughes caught four times in as many innings during New Zealand's...
  • Watson to bat at No.4 against Sri Lanka December 7, 2012

    Sydney: Shane Watson said on Friday he will be given the first chance to fill the vacancy in Australia's batting order left by Ricky Ponting's retirement and bat at number four in next week's first Test against Sri Lanka. Recalled Phillip Hughes is expected to bat at first drop in a...
  • Hughes in Australia 'A' team to play South Africa October 26, 2012

    Sydney: Australia will not be fielding any of their Test players in South Africa's opening tour match against Australia 'A' next month, the chief of selectors John Inverarity said on Friday. In announcing the 'A' team to face the Proteas in Sydney from November 2 to 4, Inverarity said the...
  • Runs hold key to struggling Hughes: Clarke June 29, 2012

    London: Australia captain Michael Clarke said weight of runs, rather than where they were made, would be the central factor in whether opening batsman Phillip Hughes returned to the Test team. Hughes, currently playing for English county side Worcestershire, announced on Thursday he would be leaving New South Wales to join...
  • Hughes expected axe from Aus Test side December 22, 2011

    Melbourne: Axed Australia opener Phillip Hughes is not surprised At losing his place to Ed Cowan for the first Test against India, but vowed to return soon after sorting out his "technical" issues with personal coach Neil D'Costa. Hughes, along with Usman Khawaja, was dropped from Australia's 13member squad for the...
  • Cowan awaits Marsh fitness for India Test December 21, 2011

    Sydney: Inform newcomer Ed Cowan said on Wednesday he will be fully prepared if Shaun Marsh fails to make Australia's first Test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next week. Cowan was one of three additions to a 13man Australian squad announced on Wednesday for the Boxing Day blockbuster with...
  • Phillip Hughes opts out of Big Bash December 14, 2011

    Melbourne: Australia's beleaguered Test opener Phillip Hughes has opted out of the Big Bash Twenty20 league with Sydney Thunder to resurrect his dwindling Test career. The 23yearold is going through a terrible form and has been out 21 times caught behind the wicket in 31 dismissals in Test cricket. He was...
  • Arthur backs Ponting, Hussey to retain spots December 13, 2011

    Hobart: Australia coach Mickey Arthur on Tuesday backed struggling senior batsmen Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey to retain their team places for the Boxing Day Test with India in Melbourne. Arthur said there were no plans to manage the Test exits of former skipper Ponting and Hussey after they both struggled...
  • Frustrated Clarke signals changes for Australia December 12, 2011

    Hobart: Michael Clarke's lineup has just taken one dramatic step in reverse after a couple of shuffles forward since it was branded the worst Australian Test lineup in decades. In the latest setback, New Zealand ended their long drought by winning a Test on Australian soil for the first time since...
  • Struggling Hughes needs runs, says Clarke December 12, 2011

    Hobart: Phillip Hughes may have to return to state cricket to rediscover his touch after another batting failure in Australia's shock second Test loss to New Zealand, skipper Michael Clarke said on Monday. The opener's Test future once again looks uncertain ahead of the India series after he fell early on...
  • Australia cricket at the crossroads December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: "Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital." This oftused quote by an American professor in the 1960s has been bandied about by sports hacks an uncountable amount of times. If there are any defenders of the Australian cricket team, either...
  • 2nd Test: NZ stun Aus to claim 7run win December 12, 2011

    Hobart: New Zealand produced a stunning upset to win their first Test match in Australia since 1985. Paceman Doug Bracewell finished with 640 as Australia were dismissed for 233 chasing 241 to win, losing their last eight wickets for 74 runs. After a thrilling sevenrun upset win, skipper Ross Taylor was...