PHIL HUGHES

  • Phillip Hughes' bat to be placed atop Everest 2 days ago

    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' 3 days ago

    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...
  • Hughes tragedy won't temper Australia aggression, says Johnson December 8, 2014

    Australia's players are still mourning the tragic death of team mate Phillip Hughes but their bowlers will not shy away from sending down a barrage of short deliveries in the first Test against India, paceman Mitchell Johnson has said. Australia meet India in the opening day of the first Test at...
  • Test cricket back on after Phillip Hughes' death December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: The emotional road back to competition begins Tuesday for Australia's Test cricketers following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes. The Adelaide Oval match against India will serve as yet another tribute to the fallen Australian player. Cricket Australia said Sunday that spectators will be asked to stand for 63 seconds of...
  • Clarke to play 1st Test against India, Hughes named 13th man December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke will play in what is expected to be an emotion-charged first Test against India after overcoming a hamstring injury to take his place in the Adelaide Oval match. Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says Clarke is "100 percent fit" and will lead a team Tuesday that includes...
  • Darren Lehmann looks to Phillip Hughes himself to guide grieving team December 7, 2014

    Adelaide: The Australian team is slowly shifting its focus back to cricket after more than a week of emotional turmoil caused by Phillip Hughes' death but coach Darren Lehmann has told his wards to take their time to recover and not push themselves too hard. "With regard to getting back on...
  • Cricket Australia plans to honour late Hughes ahead of Adelaide Test December 7, 2014

    Adelaide: Cricket Australia (CA) will hold a range of tributes to honour the late Phillip Hughes ahead of the opening Commonwealth Bank Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The Australian players will wear Hughes' Test cap number 408 on their playing shirts for the match. Players...
  • Aussies to wear No.408 as tribute to Phil Hughes December 6, 2014

    Adelaide: In a tribute to late Phillip Hughes, the Australian cricket team has decided to wear number 408, the Test debut number of the late batsman, under its national emblem during the first Test against India starting December 9, here. Hughes, who passed away after being hit by a Sean Abbott...
  • Australia face biggest mental battle in first Test, says Ricky Ponting December 6, 2014

    An Australia team still mourning the tragic death of Phillip Hughes face the biggest mental battle of their careers in playing the first Test against India next week, according to former captain Ricky Ponting. Australia host the first match of the four-Test series in Adelaide from Tuesday, less than a week...
  • This is not the summer to get involved in sledging: Allan Border December 5, 2014

    Melbourne: Former captain Allan Border wants the current team to play "hard-edged Australian brand of cricket" in the memory of Phillip Hughes but at the same time urged them not to get involved in some heavy duty sledging with the Indians during the Test series starting December 9. Border went to...
  • Mentally torn after Phil Hughes tragedy, Sean Abbott to sit out club games December 5, 2014

    Sydney: Australian fast bowler Sean Abbott whose bouncer proved fatal for Phillip Hughes would be sitting out this weekend's round of club fixtures as Sydney Club Cricket returns after the tragic incident. The 22-year-old who plays for Sydney University in grade cricket will miss the next few matches along with New...
  • SCG retires pitch No.7 following Phil Hughes death December 5, 2014

    Sydney: Sydney Cricket Ground's Pitch No.7, the 22-yard strip on which Phillip Hughes fell after being fatally struck by a bouncer on head, has been retired. The wicket square at the SCG has 10 pitches. Hughes received his fatal blow on pitch No 7 and fell face-forward. He succumbed to the blow...
  • Australians not shy of bowling bouncers post Phil Hughes tragedy December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Returning to the aggressive brand of cricket they are known for, Australian pacers on Friday showed no signs of shying away from bowling bouncers in the aftermath of Phillip Hughes' death as they held their first training session here since the tragedy. There was no shortage of bouncers as the...
  • Phil Hughes' Death: Cricket Australia thanks India for support December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Touched by India's support in the aftermath of Phillip Hughes' death, Cricket Australia Director and former pacer Michael Kasprowicz has praised the visitors for being considerate in accepting the changed series schedule following the tragedy. Hughes' death, after being hit by a bouncer during a domestic game last week, resulted...