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The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will honour Phillip Hughes with a bronze plaque ahead of the fourth Test between Australia and India.
Hughes tragically passed away at the age of 25 when he was struck on the side of the neck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at the SCG.
Since many of the Australian players were present during that fateful day, head coach Darren Lehmann is concerned about the players’ state of mind heading into the match.
“I don’t know. They’ll be fine, they’re back in the contest, that’s all good and [in] Adelaide they were a little bit quiet,” he said. “From my point of view, we’ve got to have a couple days off now and try to get through that over the next few days.
“I’m sure it’s in the back of their minds and everyone’s mind’s around Australia. For us we’ve just got to get on with playing the game as best we can. I actually don’t know how they’ll react. We have to see how we react.”
In addition to the bronze plaque, the SCG will also be placing 63 bats, each of which will have images of Hughes’ career etched on them, on the outside upper tier of the members’ stand.
Furthermore, some of the public’s tributes to Hughes will be on display at a small exhibition in the SCG Museum.