When Kim Hughes debuted for Western Australia, he scored a century. He hit a hundred in his 4th Test in the international scene. In his 11th Test, he led Australia to triumph. Such a speedy rise became possible partially because of his native talent and partly due to the absence of players involved in World Series Cricket.

However, Hughes was a hapless skipper during the 1981 Botham’s Ashes series. In his last 4 Test innings, he could manage to score only 2 runs. He led Australia in 28 matches and won only 4 of them. So, in December 1984, when he tearfully resigned in Brisbane it became one of the sorriest scenes at the office.

Hughes played his final ODI against India at Sharjah on 29th May 1985. He was the No. 5 batsman and faced 24 deliveries to score 11 runs. India won this match by 3 wickets with 64 deliveries to spare.

Born 26 Jan 1954
Nationality Australia Australia
Team History
KwaZulu Natal cricket team KwaZulu Natal 1989 - 1991
Western Warriors Western Warriors 1975 - 1989
Australia National Cricket Team Australia 1977 - 1985

Career Highlights

Kim Hughes represented Australia in 97 ODIs in which he batted in 88 innings and remained not out 6 times. He scored 1968 runs with 98 as his highest score. His batting average was 24 and batting strike rate was 67.42. He smashed 12 sixes, 141 boundaries and 17 half centuries. While fielding, he took 27 catches.

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