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Phillip Hughes
Hughes in February 2010
Personal information
Full name Phillip Joel Hughes
Born (1988-11-30)30 November 1988
Macksville, New South Wales, Australia
Died 27 November 2014(2014-11-27) (aged 25)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Hughesy, Little Don, Hugh Dog
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Top order batsman
International information
National side Australia
Test debut (cap 408) 26 February 2009 v South Africa
Last Test 18 July 2013 v England
ODI debut (cap 198) 11 January 2013 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 12 October 2014 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 64
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007/08–2011/12 New South Wales
2009 Middlesex
2010 Hampshire
2012 Worcestershire
2012/13–2013/14 South Australia
2012/13–2013/14 Adelaide Strikers
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 26 25 114 91
Runs scored 1,535 826 9,023 3,639
Batting average 32.66 35.91 46.51 47.25
100s/50s 3/7 2/4 26/46 8/23
Top score 160 138* 243* 202*
Balls bowled 24
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 15/– 5/– 72/– 30/–

Phillip Joel Hughes (30 November 1988 – 27 November 2014) was an Australian Test and One-Day International (ODI) cricketer. He played for South Australia and Worcestershire. He was a left-handed opening batsman who played for two seasons with New South Wales before making his Test debut in 2009 at the age of 20. Hughes was born in Macksville, New South Wales.

During a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 25 November 2014, Hughes was hit in the neck by a bouncer from New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott after mistiming his shot. He was taken to hospital. Hughes died two days later from his injuries at a hospital in Sydney, aged 25.

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