Phil Hughes Replaces Injured Michael Clarke

Phillip Hughes takes a catch in training
Phillip Hughes has been called up to replace Michael Clarke in Australia's ODI squad
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Phillip Hughes has been called up to replace injured Australian captain Michael Clarke for the One-Day International series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Clarke has been ruled out with a left hamstring injury and his target will now be to be fit enough to play play in the Test series.

Hughes reprises a role as last-minute injury replacement after travelling to Zimbabwe to replace Shane Watson in the recent One-Day International tri-series.

Hughes was initially left out of the ODI squad, despite scoring two half-centuries in Zimbabwe, but was due to travel to the United Arab Emirates to work on his batting with Muttiah Murailtharan, who is with Australia as a consultant.

Hughes has played 24 ODIs, scoring 821 runs at an average of 37.32 with two centuries and four half-centuries.

Australia ODI squad: Sean Abbott, George Bailey, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Phillip Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson

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