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Phillip Hughes

Key facts

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

Biography

A supremely talented batsman whose life tragically ended at the age of 25 after he was struck in the neck by a cricket ball while batting during a Sheffield Shield match in November 2014. Hughes died two days following the incident in a Sydney hospital after failing to regain consciousness. His death prompted an outpouring of grief from around the cricket world and most significantly his Australia team-mates. He was remembered universally as an endearing and humble young man, from country New South Wales, whose precocious talent had earned him 26 Test caps and the promise of many mor...

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