Phil Hughes hopes to do well in Twenty20

Phil Hughes scored two centuries for Australia in the three-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka © Getty Images

Sydney: Jan 24, 2013

After scoring two centuries in his maiden ODI series for Australia, opener Phil Hughes is hoping to ply his trade in the shortest format of the game.

“I’d love to play all formats. I’ve always said that but I’m grateful to crack into the one day team and obviously the Test team and hopefully one day I’d love to be in the Twenty20 format as well,” he said after his man-of-the-match performance at Sydney, as reported by cricket.com.au

“I’m grateful for this opportunity. It’s been a while coming but I really love one day cricket and I suppose to play a few games and also to hopefully cement myself in this one day team is something I’m really looking to do, and also the Test team.”

“I’ve always wanted to get back in the team and I suppose I’ve been around the mix for a number of years now, in and out of the side, so the big thing I want to do is cement myself in the Australian cricket team.”

“I pride myself on if I do get in I want to get a big score [sic]. I think the pleasing thing is when I did get set I made it to the three figure mark,” he said.

Hughes acknowledged his latest return to the international fold in Test and ODI cricket had been successful, runs in both formats against Sri Lanka perhaps indicating the 24-year-old is now set for an extended stay at the highest level.

“It has gone smoothly,” he said.

Having scored two centuries in three One-Day International (ODIs), Hughes said he is glad to make such substantial contributions for his side.