Hughes to arrive early at Worcester

January 6, 2012
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Former Australian opening batsman Philip Hughes is to arrive at Worcestershire earlier than expected for the 2012 season.

Hughes wasn’t expected to arrive in England until mid-way through the season but it has now been announced that he will be here in time for Worcestershire’s first match and remain with the county for the full duration of the 2012 season. This news comes as a huge boost to head coach Steve Rhodes.

Rhodes said: “We are delighted to have available a player of Phil’s stature for the whole 2012 season. Having spoken to Phil, he views playing a full English season as a fantastic opportunity to score plenty of runs and, in turn, it is hoped this will bring success to the team.”

Hughes has recently been dropped from the Australian national side after a series of low scores in their recent Test series against New Zealand. It is thought that Hughes needs to re-design his technique after continuously being dismissed in a similar fashion with the ball moving away from his body.

Hughes hopes to regain the form that he showed when he burst onto the scene in 2009 in South Africa for Australia, and in the process will hope to keep Worcestershire in division one of the County Championship.

Earlier in the week it was announced that Worcestershire seam bowler, and lower order destructive batsman Gareth Andrews will miss the first half of the season through injury.

Chris Murtagh 06/01/2012

2 Comments to “Hughes to arrive early at Worcester”

  1. Diego
    January 6th, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    This guy has a worse technique then Ed Giddins

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  2. Rachel
    January 6th, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Bit harsh Diego, but yes he does need to sort himself out. Not sure he knows that he is allowed to leave the ball outside off stump?

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