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Merv Hughes Inducted To Australian Cricket Hall Of Fame

Former Australian fast-bowler Merv Hughes has been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. An integral part of Australian cricket's return to the top of the Test cricket rankings, Hughe

By IANS News February 02, 2021 • 11:06 AM

Former Australian fast-bowler Merv Hughes has been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.

An integral part of Australian cricket's return to the top of the Test cricket rankings, Hughes' career spanned 53 Tests and 33 ODIs from 1985-94, taking 212 Test wickets at an average of 28.38.

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"Merv Hughes was an icon of the Australian summer for so many of us, a larger-than-life personality, a wonderful international cricketer, an ambassador for the sport and a deserved inductee into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame," Peter King, Australian Cricket Hall of Fame Chairman, said in a statement.

"A lion-hearted competitor, Merv boasts a proud career for Victoria and Australia in the Test and One Day International arenas, paving the way for an incredible era of Australian cricketing dominance. Even as synonymous as his on-field record, Merv will be forever remembered as a fan-favorite and his iconic warm-ups close to the boundary, especially at the MCG, that prompted bays of spectators to join in with him at stadiums all over the country," he added.


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