Phil Hughes credits his move to South Australia for his improved domestic performance after winning Domestic Cricketer of the Year at Allan Border Medal 2013.

Hughes’ second One-Day International (ODI) hundred helped Australia beat Sri Lanka and level the series.

For someone whose unorthodox technique came under intense scrutiny in late 2011, he has done exceedingly well to overcome those challenges and emerge a better player. In the aftermath of Ricky Ponting’s retirement, Australia are searching for that talismanic player and the selectors have shown their faith in Hughes to fill into those big shoes.