Hughes pushing for Australia Test recall

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Australia batsman Phil Hughes is not part of the Ashes set up at the moment, but three centuries (one a double) for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield in recent weeks has seen him knocking on the selectors' door.

Australia batsman Phil Hughes is not part of the Ashes set up at the moment, but three centuries (one a double) for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield in recent weeks has seen him knocking on the selectors' door.

Hughes added a score of 118 on Monday to the scores of 204 and 103 he made at the end of November, and while a return to the winning Ashes side might not be on the cards, he will be looking to South Africa in February.

Hughes said in the wake of his century against New South Wales: "All I want to do is continue to score runs. That's what they've (selectors) told me to do. I just love to be talked about.

"That's something that I want to keep doing, keep making noise and scoring as many behind me as possible.

"If something comes up around the selection table that I'm one of the few they're talking about, that's something that I'd really love. I want to just continue to make big statements with big runs."

Hughes last played a Test in July, in the Ashes at Lord's, where he made scores of one and one, and was thus dropped, despite making 81 not out in the first Test at Trent Bridge. He has 26 Test caps and averages 32.65.

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