<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="India vs Australia 2013: Justin Langer urges selectors to persist with Phil Hughes for Mohali Test" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130311125629.jpg" title="India vs Australia 2013: Justin Langer urges selectors to persist with Phil Hughes for Mohali Test" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Referring to Phil Hughes (above), Justin Langer said it was worrying to see players getting a break in the national side despite being relatively raw in the domestic circuit © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Melbourne: Mar 11, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> The Australians may have been dismal so far in the ongoing Test series against India but former batsman <a href="/tags/Justin-Langer/post" target="_blank">Justin Langer</a> feels the selectors should keep faith in the players and avoid a "chopping and changing" policy.<br /> <br /> Langer urged the selectors to retain opener <a href="/tags/Phil-Hughes/post" target="_blank">Phil Hughes</a>, who has been unimpressive despite being in form at the time of selection.<br /> <br /> "I would be so disappointed if he didn't play the next Test. He has been brilliant again all summer," Langer told <em>The Daily Telegraph</em> pointing to Hughes' 233 runs at 46 against Sri Lanka, 673 Sheffield Shield runs at 56 for South Australia and 416 one-day runs at 52.<br /> <br /> "He is our most exciting and best performed young player and I hope they stick with him."<br /> <br /> "Phil is a young kid who is playing Test cricket in India for the first time and you can't just keep chopping and changing all the time," he added.<br /> <br /> Langer said it was worrying to see players getting a break in the national side despite being relatively raw in the domestic circuit.<br /> <br /> "I remember English friends saying Australia had a youth policy but <a href="/tags/Ricky-Ponting/post" target="_blank">Ricky Ponting</a> had scored over 10 hundreds and was rewarded for being the best player in Australia when selected," Langer said.<br /> <br /> "Phil Hughes was the same when selected. We have to reward people for performing, not just because they are young or seem to have to talent.<br /> <br /> "If we do that I think it has been a system that has kept us one of the great cricketing nations for a long time. I think we have just got a little bit away from that at the moment," he explained.<br /> <br /> "If we keep rewarding performance not reputation then that will take us a long way forward to being the best the team in the world again."