PHILLIP HUGHES

  • Ball that hit Phillip Hughes has been destroyed by Cricket NSW 4 days ago

    Sydney: Phillip Hughes' demise will haunt the cricket world for years and to get over the tragedy the New South Wales cricket association did something unique by destroying the ball that fatally struck the young Australian during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG last year. The 25-year-old Hughes passed away...
  • World Cup: John Mooney delves into medieval history for helmet boost March 2, 2015

    Sydney: Ireland fast bowler John Mooney has delved into medieval history to improve his own batting helmet at the World Cup in the aftermath of the Phillip Hughes tragedy, Irish media reported on Monday. The 33-year-old Dubliner designed an attachment, which he calls a "gorget", to protect the neck at the...
  • 3 months down the line South Africa finish with Hughes Test number at SCG February 27, 2015

    In January, a few weeks after he passed away, a plaque was unveiled outside the Sydney Cricket Ground changing rooms to commemorate the life and career of Phillip Joel Hughes. South Africa and AB de Villiers, who were his opponents when he made his Test debut at The Wanderers in...
  • Cricket tragedy averted, lucky Hughes survives blow to head January 24, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • Yearender 2014: The most striking events in the world of sports December 30, 2014

    From Brazil's tearful ouster from the football World Cup 2014 to Indian hockey's glory at the Asian Games, the year 2014 was a nothing short of a roller-coaster journey for world sports. Here's a recap of some of the most striking events in 2014 from the world of sports: Germany Football World...
  • 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' tragic passing still haunts David Warner December 24, 2014

    Australian opening batsman David Warner says the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes still haunts him every time he sees a batsman struck on the head by a cricket ball. Warner was standing at gully when Hughes was felled by a bouncer at the SCG in a Sheffield Shield match last month,...
  • Hughes death still in the back of people's minds: Cummins December 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian pacer Pat Cummins says the death of Phil Hughes following a freak head injury last month, is still playing on the minds of the country's fast bowlers as they look to bowl the short-pitched stuff. A former team-mate of Hughes, who died aged 25 after being hit on the...
  • Hughes' death still causing concern for fast bowlers, says Pat Cummins December 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Pacer Patrick Cummins has admitted the mode of Phillip Hughes' tragic death is still in the back of the minds of Australian pacemen as they continue to bowl bouncers in cricket matches. Cummins was a former team-mate of the left-hander for the New South Wales and Australia but was not...
  • Yearender 2014: Cricket on and off the field December 23, 2014

    While the year 2014 in cricket will be remembered for many reasons the one incident that made the biggest impact and left every cricket lover in grief was the shocking and unfortunate death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes. Hughes, 25, had scored three Test hundreds for Australia and his untimely...
  • Shane Watson forced to leave Australia training by bouncer blow December 23, 2014

    Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was forced to cut short his training session in the Melbourne Cricket Ground nets after being hit on the helmet by a bouncer on Tuesday, three days before the start of the third Test against India. Watson, under pressure for his place at number three in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shane Warne says Michael Clarke's surgery a success December 17, 2014

    Michael Clarke's hamstring surgery had given "the best result" possible, former great Shane Warne said on Wednesday, raising hopes the Australian skipper will make the upcoming World Cup. Clarke badly tore his right hamstring on Saturday during the first Test against India in Adelaide, a match he went into under an...
  • 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...
  • Phil Hughes' brother scores 63 in return to cricket December 13, 2014

    Sydney: Phillip Hughes' older brother returned to Sydney grade cricket on Saturday for the first time since the Australia batsman's death, and Jason Hughes had a most appropriate score. The elder Hughes scored 63 for Mosman against Sydney, the same number of runs his brother made when he was fatally struck...
  • Michael Clarke limps off, taken to the hospital for scans December 13, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia, on Saturday, were left to deal with a massive injury scare to inspirational skipper Michael Clarke, who was taken to the hospital for scans after limping off the field due to a hamstring strain on the fifth day of the ongoing first cricket Test against India. Clarke, who is...
  • David Warner claps on seeing Abbott's bowling figures on scoreboard December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: While he was leaving his imprint as a prolific scorer with yet another Test ton, David Warner also showed his support for Sean Abbott when the opener clapped after seeing the New South Wales (NSW) pacer's bowling figures on the Adelaide Oval scoreboard on Friday. Abbott's bouncer to Hughes in...
  • 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...