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'Resurrected' Hughes prepared for Oz Test return

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 07:20 hrs

Phil Hughes has said he is ready to get back in the Australia Test team after scoring plethora of runs in domestic competitions.

Hughes' (158) maiden first-class ton for South Australia in Melbourne boosted his Sheffield Shield tally to a peerless 510 at 56 in five matches this season.

Having ignored their own man management protocols and watched placeman James Pattinson breakdown, Australia's national selectors are now under pressure to back a pledge to reward form and reinstate Hughes in the Test line-up.

The decision to play untested Rob Quiney ahead of Hughes to replace Shane Watson looked absurd on Saturday in Adelaide when the Victorian recorded a pair against South Africa, having scored nine on debut in Brisbane.

Ironically Hughes has made 95 and 83 on a typical Brisbane green top, a maiden one-day ton (114) on Hobart's seamer's strip and 92 at pace haven Perth but hasn't cashed in on Adelaide's renowned batting deck.

"I think to score runs at the Gabba and in the first innings at the WACA is what most pleases you as a batsman, the two wickets that do most around the country. Most of my runs this season are away from Adelaide but to get them away is always good," News.com.au quoted Hughes, as saying.

Hughes said he's immune to speculation over the composition of Australia's batting line-up ahead of the final Test, as he's ridden the selection roller-coaster before.

"I have been in an out of the team a few times now so I do have that experience behind me and have that take me forward. To be in the side it is about scoring runs in the middle and that is all I can do," said Hughes. (ANI)




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