Thursday, 21 May 2009

Eye on The Ashes: Phil Hughes

Middlesex have signed Phil Hughes for the start of the County Championship season, it is a move that has caused much controversy as many in the game believe that this move is llowing him to get used to English conditions before the vital Ashes series starts.

Phil Hughes on settling in in England:

He was born on the 3oth Novemebr 1988 in Macksville, New South Wales. He is a left handed opening batsmen and an extremely bright prospect. In his youth he palyed for Macksvilee Cricket Club and the Western Suburbs District Cricket Club. He impressed so much in his youth he palyed A grad cricket at the age of 12.

After score many runs for the New South Wales youth sides Hughes was given a contract at New South Wales for the 2007-08 season.

On his debut against Tasmania Hughes scored 51 and took two catches. In his debut season he scored 559 runs at an average of 62.11.

Hughes made his Australia debut in 2009 following Matthew Haydens retirement. In his first test match innings he was out for a duck. However, he did get a half century in the second innings.

He recorded his maiden test match hundred in the his second test. In his second test he scored a century in both innings.

Since his move to Middlesex Hughes has already recorded 4 centuries for the county this summer.

Phil Hughes will prove to be a vital player for Australia and England will have to do all they can to remove him early as when he gets his eye in he scores quick runs.

For Phil Hughes' full career stats click here

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