Phillip Hughes

Country: Australia
Born: November 30, 1988, Macksville, New South Wales
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Playing role: Opening Batter
Died: November 27, 2014, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, (aged 25y 362d)

Phillip Hughes Bio

Phillip Joel Hughes, born on November 30, 1988, was an Australian cricketer who left a lasting impact on the sport before his tragic and untimely death in 2014. Hailing from Macksville, New South Wales, Hughes was a prodigious talent who showed great promise from an early age.

Hughes announced his arrival on the cricketing scene at the tender age of 19 when he became the youngest player to score a century in a Pura Cup/Sheffield Shield final. This achievement signaled the start of what was expected to be a stellar career, with many cricket pundits predicting that he would go on to represent Australia in over 100 Test matches.

Despite his unorthodox technique, Hughes caught the attention of the Australian selectors with his ability to amass runs consistently. His aggressive style featured powerful strokes through the offside, including slicing through point and slashing to cover. Another signature move was stepping away to create space for daring drives down the ground. Critics argued that his defensive skills were lacking, particularly against the short ball, but Hughes proved them wrong by using the pace of bowlers like Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel to his advantage and showcasing his ability to adapt and learn from his weaknesses.

After a remarkable start to his international career, Hughes faced a period of adversity. Following a rough performance against Andrew Flintoff in 2009, he found himself dropped from the national side. Rather than sulking, he demonstrated resilience and determination, working his way back into contention with outstanding performances at the domestic level. This perseverance paid off when he was called back for the Sri Lanka series in 2012-13 and the Ashes series in 2013.

Throughout his career, Hughes showed glimpses of his talent in limited-overs cricket as well. In July 2014, he became the first Australian cricketer to score a double-century in a List A match, showcasing his versatility and adaptability across all formats of the game. Just a month later, he achieved the highest score of his first-class career, an unbeaten 243 for Australia A, making a strong case for his return to the Test side.

Sadly, fate intervened and cut short the promising career of Phillip Hughes on November 27, 2014. During a Sheffield Shield match, he suffered a catastrophic injury after being struck on the head by a bouncer. Despite undergoing emergency surgery and receiving the best medical care, Hughes tragically passed away two days later at the age of 25, leaving the cricketing world in shock and mourning.

Phillip Hughes will always be remembered as a talented cricketer with an infectious passion for the game. His premature departure left a void in Australian cricket and a legacy that will never be forgotten. His statistics and records may illustrate his achievements, but it is the impact he had on people’s lives and the inspiring way he played the game that truly defines his legacy.

Phillip Hughes Career Stats

Phillip Hughes Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 26 49 2 1535 160 32.65 2866 53.55 3 7 199 11 15 0
T20Is 1 1 0 6 6 6 8 75 0 0 1 0 0 0
ODIs 25 24 1 826 138* 35.91 1100 75.09 2 4 91 5 5 0
FC 114 209 15 9023 243* 46.51 15798 57.11 26 46 1229 46 72 0
List A 91 89 12 3639 202* 47.25 4671 77.9 8 23 364 35 30 0
T20s 34 34 8 1110 87* 42.69 947 117.21 0 10 112 16 16 0

Phillip Hughes Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 114 3 24 14 0 - - - 3.5 - 0 0 0
List A 91 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 34 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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