Phillip Hughes dies aged 25 Full name Phillip Joel Hughes Born November 30, 1988, Macksville, New South Wales Died November 27, 2014, Sydney (aged 25 years 362 days) Phil Hughes Injury Head Injury Bouncer Dies Died Knocked Out Injured Phillip Footage Heart Attack Life Support Hit Head Ball Sean Abbott Sheffield Match Game Australia Highlights Original Cricket Cricketer Bouncer Ball David Warner Ambulance Sean Abbott Sydney Cricket Ground SCG India Michael Clarke ESPN Cricinfo Channel Official SkySports Hospital Surgery There are serious concerns for Australian test cricketer Phil Hughes after he was struck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney. Moments after being hit, he collapsed face first. There are unconfirmed reports that Hughes was hit in the chest and suffered a massive heart attack. He is now in a critical condition in hospital. Hughes had been trying to play himself into the Australian test team, following the withdrawal of skipper Michael Clarke.