Phil Hughes confident ahead of comeback

21:55, Dec 10 2012
Phil Hughes
BAGGY GREEN AGAIN: Phil Hughes gets recalled to the Australian test side.

Recalled batsman Phil Hughes says he's confident after returning to the Australian cricket team for the series against Sri Lanka and his third stab at a settled test career.

Hughes, who is set to play in the first test at Hobart from Friday as a replacement for Ricky Ponting, has been prolific in Australia's domestic competitions this season.

He scored 74 from 48 balls in a Twenty20 match Sunday and is averaging 51.8 in four-day matches and 80.75 in one-dayers.

Hughes made his test debut for Australia in 2009 and has three centuries from his 17 matches, the last of which was a year ago. The left-hander has twice previously been dropped for long periods.

He says "the confidence is high at the moment. It's nice getting runs behind you."

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