Phil Hughes © Getty Images
Phil Hughes was dropped for the tour of South Africa © Getty Images


Sydney: Jan 28, 2014


Former national selector Jamie Cox has said Phil Hughes will come of age at Test level through a pick and stick policy, regardless of whether he replaces Shaun Marsh in South Africa.


Australia has three members of a 15-man tour party with injury concerns ahead of the departure for South Africa this week, including batsman Marsh, James Faulkner and Jackson Bird, reports.

According to the report, the trio is awaiting the results of scans in Melbourne.


However, Cox warned Hughes had to be handled carefully and given parameters to succeed in the Test sphere after three false starts in the baggy green.