Phil Hughes: Worcestershire hope Australian returns to New Road

Worcestershire have opened negotiations to bring back Australian Phil Hughes as their overseas player for next season.

The county’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has just returned from a 10-day trip down under to meet the left-handed opening batsman for preliminary discussions over a return to New Road.

Hughes did not repeat his Middlesex heroics of 2009 when he hit 574 County Championship runs in just three games.

But he performed creditably enough this summer, notably in one-day cricket.

He averaged more than 100 for Worcestershire in hitting 402 runs in his eight FL t20 appearances, scored 498 runs in nine CB40 innings at 83.00 and also compiled 560 runs in Championship matches at 35.00.Read more
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