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Phillip Hughes

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Full Name: Phillip Joel Hughes
Born: November 30 1988 , Macksville, New South Wales
County: Worcestershire
Other teams: Australia A, Australia Under-19s, New South Wales, Middlesex
Batting Style: Left-hand bat


Hughes burst onto the Australian domestic and shortly after the international scene in 2009. Aged 20, in his second Test, he became the youngest man to score twin hundreds.Shortly after, the left-handed opening batsman with an unusually attacking approach had a successful spell with Middlesex, scoring 882 runs in 13 innings in all competitions.That boded well for Australia for the 2009 Ashes but Hughes struggled in the first two Tests and was dropped for the third, mistakenly revealing the news on Twitter.He was back in favour by the 2010-11 Ashes when he played in the last three Tests in p...

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