Phillip Hughes’s Australia Test cap number painted on the Adelaide Oval ground

The number 408, the Australian Test cap number of the late Phillip Hughes, is painted at the Adelaide Oval on Monday. Cricket Australia has taken several steps to pay tribute to Hughes, who died an unfortunate and untimely death a few weeks ago.

The entire Australian team will wear Hughes’ Test cap No 408 on their playing shirts during the Adelaide Test. The team will also wear black armbands in memory of the departed cricketer. And though it has not been announced yet, one can be quite certain that the Indian team will also wear black bands during the Test.

Before the first Test gets under way, the two teams will stand before a large 408 painted on the Adelaide Oval’s playing surface and witness a 30-second video at the ground giant screen tribute to Hughes narrated by Richie Benaud, according to the CA website.

The two teams and the spectators will then give Hughes a 63-second applause, as a tribute to his final innings score of 63 not out.

The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) has set up a temporary memorial in honour of Hughes in the Southern Plaza of the Adelaide Oval, which will remain for the duration of the Test match.