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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- "Boofa goes from bushie to Blue". Fox Sports News. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2007.
- Phil Hughes dead at 25, news.com.au, 27 November 2014
- "Phillip Hughes dies from head injury sustained in Sheffield Shield match". ABC News. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Phillip Hughes at Wikimedia Commons
- Player Profile: Phillip Hughes from the New South Wales Blues