IS CRICKET ANY SAFER?

Phillip Hughes hoped that South Australia’s first-class match with New South Wales on 25 November last year would help him earn a recall to the Australian Test side. “He was making a statement,” David Warner recounts in the batsman’s official biography. “He was going to go big. He was sick the night before, he was sick that morning, but he had to play because there was a Test around the corner.”

Read the full Independent feature here