Trying to Find Phillip Hughes’ Weakness

Paul Weaver suggests a tactic to oust Phillip Hughes, Australia’s latest opening batsman:

Hughes is, essentially, a back-foot player. The answer to his dismissal might be to pitch the ball up and make it swing, to draw him forward, although he seems to drive well enough when he has to.

He likes room outside the off-stump so it might be worth a bowler’s time to attack him from around the wicket, to cramp the scope of his flashing blade, something the South Africa bowlers seemed reluctant to do in Johannesburg and Durban.

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