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CA name Hughes 13th member of Australia squad

CA name Hughes 13th member of Australia squad
In a touching tribute to the late Phillip Hughes, Cricket Australia on Monday named him the 13th man of the national squad for the opening Test against India and promised a range of tributes to honour his memory in what is likely to be an emotional match starting here on Tuesday.

Hughes passed away last month after being hit by a bouncer at the back of his skull during a domestic game. His death stunned the cricket world and left the national team distraught. Skipper Michael Clarke, who considered Hughes his little brother, broke down publicly while paying his tributes to the batsman and has been under tremendous emotional stress owing to the tragedy. To honour the young batsman’s memory, the Australian team will wear his Test cap number, 408, on their shirts and a range of tributes are being planned around his final score of 63 not out.
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