Phillip Joel Hughes
- Role : Opening batsman
- Bat : Left-hand bat
- Bowls :
- DOB : November 30, 1988, Macksville, New South Wales
Hughes was born to Greg, a banana farmer, and Italian mother, Virginia. Hughes had high talents for rugby. And he had once played alongside Australia international Greg Inglis. He played his junior cricket for Macksville RSL Cricket Club, where he excelled so quickly that he was playing A-Grade at the age of 12 and in Representative Cricket he scored a century. He represented Australia at the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He was coached at Triforce Sports Cricket Centre in Mortlake.
Although Hughes began his career smoothly, he ended his ODI career with a bang smashing the Sri Lankan bowlers at Melbourne en route to a fine hundred. He was unable to get high scores in the next three games but he successfully registered his highest ODI score in the final game of the series. This meant that he fixed his place for the upcoming ODIs against West Indies and did fairly well across 5 games.
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