Merv Hughes

Merv Hughes

Merv Hughes

Merv Hughes is a former Australian cricketer A right arm fast bowler he represented Australia between 1985 and 1994 in 53 Test matches taking 212 wickets He played 33 One Day Internationals taking 38 wickets He took a hat trick in a Test against the West Indies at the WACA in 198889 and went on to take 887 In 1993 he took 31 wickets in the Ashes Series against England He was a useful lower order batsman scoring two half centuries in tests and over 1000 runs in all He also represented Victorian Bushrangers Essex in English county cricket Australian Capital Territory Australia A in the World Series Cup and Australia Merv replaced Allan Border in June 2005 as a selector for the Australian cricket team although his performance as a selector came under much scrutiny after many controversial decisions and the loss of the number one ranking for Tests after the 2009 Ashes series However Australia would go on to have a successful 200910 summer finishing undefeated in all three forms of the game