Phil Hughes dies

Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in action during the cricket match between Australia and South Africa in the one day international tri-series which includes Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, on August 27, 2014

Australian batsman Phil Hughes passed away at the age of 25 on November 27 2014, just two days after being struck on the head by a short-pitched delivery at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Tributes quickly poured in for Hughes, who played 26 Test matches and 25 one-day internationals after bursting onto the scene as a teenager with New South Wales.

The accident has sparked a debate over the safety of modern-day cricketers and the effectiveness of helmets.

Phil Hughes pictured in 2010
Cricket Australia to launch an independent review into death of Phil Hughes
Cricket Australia announce that they will launch a review into the death of batsman Phil Hughes with the aim of preventing similar tragedies from occurring.
May 14, 07:27
England's James Anderson during day 3 of the 4th Ashes Test at Durham on August 11, 2013
James Anderson admits "doubts" after Phil Hughes death
England bowler James Anderson admits that he had "doubts" about bowling the short ball after the death of Australian batsman Philip Hughes.
Jan 13, 03:04
David Warner of Australia celebrates after reaching 100 runs during day three of the First Test match between South Africa and Australia on February 14, 2014
David Warner to repeat SCG tributes to Phil Hughes
Australia batsman David Warner reveals that he will honour late teammate Phil Hughes upon every visit to the SCG after paying tribute to him during day one of the fourth Test.
Jan 6, 21:00
Sean Abbott of New South Wales looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014
David Warner "proud" of Sean Abbott after bowler recorded career-best figures
David Warner pays tribute to "good mate" Sean Abbott after the bowler took a career-best 6-14 in his first match since his bouncer resulted in Phil Hughes's death.
Dec 12, 11:57
Sean Abbott of New South Wales looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014
Sean Abbott takes career-best 6-14 in first match since Phil Hughes death
Sean Abbott takes a career-best 6-14 in his first match since his short-pitched delivery resulted in the death of Australia batsman Phil Hughes.
Dec 12, 09:20
Phil Hughes in action in August 2014
MCC: 'No plans to change bouncer law following Phil Hughes death'
The CEO of Marylebone Cricket Club says that no plans are in place to change the law regarding bouncers following the death of Australia batsman Phil Hughes.
Dec 10, 14:29
Phil Hughes pictured in 2010
Australia name Phil Hughes as 13th man for first Test
Australia honour Phil Hughes by naming him as the 13th man for the first Test of their series against India following his death at the age of 25 last month.
Dec 8, 05:22
Phil Hughes in action in August 2014
Phil Hughes tributes to be held before Test
Cricket Australia announces that tributes to late batsman Phil Hughes will be held before their first Test against India .
Dec 7, 09:44
Sean Abbott of New South Wales looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014
Sean Abbott to sit out grade cricket return
Sean Abbott is expected to sit out club side Sydney University's meeting with Northern District as grade cricket returns this weekend in Australia.
Dec 5, 07:00
Ryan Harris of Australia celebrates dismissing Michael Carberry of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Australia's Ryan Harris ready to play after tragic death of Phil Hughes
Australia fast bowler says that he is ready to play again after receiving "closure" at the funeral of 25-year-old batsman Phil Hughes.
Dec 4, 10:10
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia returns a shot to Ryan Harrison during the Citi Open at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center on July 30, 2013
Lleyton Hewitt dedicates International Premier Tennis League win to Phil Hughes
Lleyton Hewitt dedicates his International Premier Tennis League doubles victory to countryman Phil Hughes, who passed away last week aged 25.
Dec 4, 07:18
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke pays tribute to Phillip Hughes during the Funeral Service for Phillip Hughes at Macksville High School Stadium on December 3, 2014
Nick Compton: 'Michael Clarke's tribute to Phil Hughes was special'
Nick Compton praises Australia captain Michael Clarke for speaking "from the heart" during the funeral of late batsman Phil Hughes.
Dec 3, 13:44
Phil Hughes pictured in 2010
Man caught on camera stealing cricket bat from Phil Hughes tribute in Sydney
A man is caught on camera appearing to steal a cricket bat, which was laid outside the SCG in tribute to Australia's late batsman Phil Hughes.
Dec 3, 10:23
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke pays his respect to Phillip Hughes during the Funeral Service for Phillip Hughes on December 3, 2014 in Macksville, Australia
Phil Hughes receives emotional send-off in hometown of Macksville
Phil Hughes is laid to rest in an emotional farewell led by Australia captain Michael Clarke.
Dec 3, 07:18
Steven Finn of England during the tour match between between Sri Lanka A and England at Sinhalese Sports Club on November 21, 2014
Steven Finn: 'Cricket does not need to change'
England bowler Steven Finn is adamant that cricket does not need to change following the death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes last week.
Dec 2, 19:42
Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed by Stuart Broad of England during day one of the First Ashes Test match on November 21, 2013
Australia captain Michael Clarke to act as pallbearer at Phil Hughes's funeral
Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke will act as one of the pallbearers at the funeral of batsman Phil Hughes, who died aged 25 after getting hit by a ball.
Dec 2, 11:28
Phil Hughes in October 2014
Cricket Australia: 'No pressure on players to feature in rescheduled India Test'
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says that players do not have to compete in next week's rescheduled Test against India.
Dec 2, 08:59
Sean Abbott of New South Wales looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014
Michael Clarke: 'Sean Abbott deserves full support of cricket community'
Australia captain Michael Clarke stresses that fast bowler Sean Abbott deserves the "full support" of the cricket community following the death of Phil Hughes.
Nov 30, 10:44
Phil Hughes pictured in 2010
Adam Federici pays tribute to Phillip Hughes
Adam Federici pays tribute to the late Phillip Hughes by placing a cricket bat behind his goal during Reading's Championship game with Norwich City.
Nov 29, 17:43
Phil Hughes in October 2014
Brisbane Test postponed after Phil Hughes death
Cricket Australia postpones Thursday's first Test between Australia and India following the death of batsman Phil Hughes.
Nov 29, 15:27
Phil Hughes in action in August 2014
Ricky Ponting: 'First Test should be postponed'
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels that the Baggy Greens' first Test match against India should be postponed following the death of batsman Phil Hughes.
Nov 29, 05:45
Phil Hughes pictured in 2010
Michael Clarke pays tribute to Phil Hughes
Australia captain Michael Clarke hails the character of Phil Hughes following his death at the age of 25 on Thursday after being struck in the head by a cricket ball.
Nov 29, 05:04
Phil Hughes in action in August 2014
Australia to retire Phil Hughes's one-day squad number
Australia captain Michael Clarke confirms that Phil Hughes's one-day international squad number will be retired following his death on Thursday.
Nov 29, 04:53
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
England's Alastair Cook: 'Best way to honour Phil Hughes is to keep playing'
England captain Alastair Cook says that his team's best way to honour late Australia batsman Phil Hughes is to keep playing.
Nov 28, 11:57
Phil Hughes in October 2014
Phil Hughes to be honoured in state memorial service at Sydney Cricket Ground
A state memorial service will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground to honour Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who died yesterday at the age of 25.
Nov 28, 09:55
Phil Hughes lies on the ground surrounded by teammates after taking a knock to the head on November 25, 2014
Cricket Australia to launch player safety review
A review into the safety of players will be launched following the tragic passing of Phil Hughes, Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland announces.
Nov 28, 08:34
Sean Abbott of New South Wales looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014
James Sutherland: 'Sean Abbott is holding up well'
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland claims that Sean Abbott is "holding up well" following the death of Phil Hughes.
Nov 28, 03:26
Phil Hughes in action in August 2014
Tim Nielsen: 'Everyone in shock over Hughes death'
Phil Hughes's death has left everyone in shock, according to South Australia high performance manager Tim Nielsen.
Nov 28, 00:49
Phil Hughes in October 2014
Ian Chappell: 'Australia shouldn't cancel India Test'
Ian Chappell suggests that Phil Hughes would want Australia to go ahead with the first Test against India on December 4.
Nov 27, 23:40
Phil Hughes in October 2014
Mark Nicholas: 'Australia devastated by Phil Hughes death'
Australia is "devastated" by the death of batsman Phil Hughes, according to cricket commentator Mark Nicholas.
Nov 27, 23:14
Sean Abbott of New South Wales looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014
David Lawrence: 'Sean Abbott may never play cricket again'
David Lawrence questions whether Sean Abbott will ever return to the sport following the tragic death of Australia batsman Phil Hughes.
Nov 27, 14:37
Phil Hughes in action in August 2014
Kevin Pietersen: "A dark day for cricket"
Kevin Pietersen says that the death of Australia batsman Phil Hughes is a "tragic loss to our great game".
Nov 27, 12:52
Phil Hughes pictured in 2010
England, Sri Lanka to hold minute's silence for Australia's late Phil Hughes
England and Sri Lanka will pay their respects to Australia batsman Phil Hughes by holding a minute's silence prior to their second ODI on Saturday.
Nov 27, 11:59
Sean Abbott of New South Wales looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014
Jason Gillespie 'feels for' Sean Abbott following Phil Hughes's death
Jason Gillespie says that he is "feeling for" Sean Abbott, whose bouncer led to the death of Australia batsman Phil Hughes.
Nov 27, 11:47
Phil Hughes lies on the ground surrounded by teammates after taking a knock to the head on November 25, 2014
Nasser Hussain calls for improvements to helmets following Phil Hughes's death
Nasser Hussain believes that cricket helmets need to be improved following the shock death of Australia batsman Phil Hughes.
Nov 27, 11:24
Phil Hughes in action in August 2014
Australia batsman Phil Hughes victim of 'freakish accident'
Cricket Australia team doctor Peter Brukner says that Phil Hughes's death was caused by a "freakish accident".
Nov 27, 10:31
Phil Hughes in action in August 2014
Australia XI, India tour match cancelled following Phil Hughes death
A two-day tour match between a Cricket Australia XI and India is cancelled following the death of batsman Phil Hughes.
Nov 27, 10:16
David Warner exits St Vincent's Hospital following the death of Phil Hughes on November 27, 2014
David Warner: 'Phil Hughes will forever be in my heart'
Australia batsman David Warner says that Phil Hughes will "forever" be in his heart after the cricketer died from serious head injuries today.
Nov 27, 10:08
Phil Hughes lies on the ground surrounded by teammates after taking a knock to the head on November 25, 2014
Cricketers rally round Sean Abbott following Phil Hughes death
Cricketers rally round New South Wales all-rounder Sean Abbott, whose bouncer struck the head of Phil Hughes, who passed away today aged 25.
Nov 27, 09:45
Sky Sports commentator Shane Warne ahead of day four of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2013
Shane Warne: 'We've lost one of the good guys in Australia's Phil Hughes'
Shane Warne says that he is 'shocked' to learn that Australia batsman Phil Hughes has died at the age of 25 and describes the cricketer as "one of the good guys".
Nov 27, 09:26
Pakistani batsman Mohammad Hafeez plays a shot during the first day of the third and final Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sharjah cricket stadium in Sharjah on November 26, 2014
Pakistan, New Zealand Test suspended after death of Australia's Phil Hughes
The third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand is suspended for the day following the passing of Australia batsman Phil Hughes.
Nov 27, 09:11
Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in action during the cricket match between Australia and South Africa in the one day international tri-series which includes Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, on August 27, 2014
England and Wales Cricket Board: 'Phil Hughes will be greatly missed'
The England and Wales Cricket Board becomes the latest to pay tribute to highly respected Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who passed away earlier today at the age of 25.
Nov 27, 08:58
Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in action during the cricket match between Australia and South Africa in the one day international tri-series which includes Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, on August 27, 2014
Golf star Adam Scott pays tribute to Phil Hughes
Adam Scott says that "nothing on the course matters" following the death of fellow Australian sport star Phil Hughes.
Nov 27, 08:33
Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in action during the cricket match between Australia and South Africa in the one day international tri-series which includes Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, on August 27, 2014
A tribute to Phil Hughes
Sports Mole pays tribute to Phil Hughes following the death of the Australian batsman at the age of 25.
Nov 27, 08:07
Australian captain Michael Clarke receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field following his dismissal for his 148 run innings against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Michael Clarke issues statement on behalf of Hughes family
Michael Clarke issues a statement on behalf of the Hughes family following the death of Phil Hughes.
Nov 27, 06:43
Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in action during the cricket match between Australia and South Africa in the one day international tri-series which includes Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, on August 27, 2014
Australian prime minister Tony Abbott pays tribute to Phil Hughes
Australia prime minister Tony Abbott pays tribute to Phil Hughes following the passing of the batsman at the age of 25.
Nov 27, 06:19
Phil Hughes in October 2014
Cricket mourns death of Phil Hughes
Reaction from the world of cricket following the death of Australia batsman Phil Hughes at the age of 25.
Nov 27, 06:04
Phil Hughes pictured in 2010
Phil Hughes dies, aged 25
Australian batsman Phil Hughes dies after suffering a serious head injury earlier this week.
Nov 27, 05:18
Phil Hughes lies on the ground surrounded by teammates after taking a knock to the head on November 25, 2014
Sean Abbott receives counselling after bowling bouncer that struck Phil Hughes
Young cricketer Sean Abbott is offered counselling after bowling the bouncer that left Phil Hughes in critical condition in hospital with a head injury.
Nov 26, 09:29
Phil Hughes lies on the ground surrounded by teammates after taking a knock to the head on November 25, 2014
Phil Hughes condition "remains critical"
Australia batsman Phil Hughes's condition is 'unchanged and remains critical', team doctor Peter Brukner reveals.
Nov 26, 07:45
Phil Hughes lies on the ground surrounded by teammates after taking a knock to the head on November 25, 2014
Alastair Cook: 'England in shock over Phil Hughes injury'
Alastair Cook says that England's group of players are all "massively concerned" for Phill Hughes, who remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Nov 26, 07:30