Phil Hughes back in Australia Test squad

Published: Dec 07, 2012, 10:27 IST | PA Sport

Phillip Hughes has been selected to replace Ricky Ponting for the first Test against Sri Lanka, beginning next Friday in Hobart.

Hughes, who has scored 524 first-class runs this summer at 47.63, will return to the side after 12 months in exile with his last Test coming in Hobart against New Zealand.

The 24-year-old returns to the 12-man squad in place of Ponting, who brought his decorated career to an end after the third Test against South Africa in Perth. 

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