Hughes may be the next victim of the India test.
For the third time in his test career Phil Hughes is facing being dropped from the Australian team after being dropped for a duck in the second test against India.
Hughes may be the next victim of a horrific test series for the Australian test team as they stare down defeat in the second test, according to The Daily Telegraph.
While no stranger to facing a demotion, if the former NSW opening batsmen was to be dropped from the team it would likely be the end of his test career.
The small size of the current touring team for Australia may mean the embattled batsmen will retain his position in the team for the third test in India. However, the likelihood of being selected for the Ashes series is quickly diminishing.
Halfway through the India series the left-handed batsman has an average of just 6.25 runs as he struggles to find any form against a spin-heavy India bowling attack.
Hughes isn’t wallowing in bad form alone though with the Australian opening order batsmen, with the exception of captain Michael Clarke, having all underperformed.
Australia face an almost impossible task of rescuing the second test against India as they enter the fourth day trailing by 192 runs.