Sean Abbott: Back on the field ©Getty Images

Dec 2, 2014

New South Wales (NSW) Bowler  Sean Abbott has returned to the cricket pitch a week after the tragic accident which claimed the life of batsman Phillip Hughes. He was joined by his fellow teammates from NSW at a training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

‘It’s the whole squad that really needs everyone’s support,’ a spokeswoman for Cricket NSW told Daily Mail Australia. ‘We want to keep supporting them as a group there were a lot of Phillip’s friends in the team,’ she said.

A bouncer bowled by Abbott struck Hughes on his head during a Sheffield Shield game after which he fell unconscious. He was immediately rushed to a hospital nearby, where he was declared dead after two days.

It needs to be seen if Abbott will be selected for the first Test match against India starting from December 9 at Adelaide.