We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25.
Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he passed away in hospital, never regaining consciousness.
Hughes, who also played for Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcestershire, was hit by a delivery from bowler Sean Abbott.
The 25-year-old was hit on the head during New South Wales’ first-class match against South Australia on Tuesday.
An emotional Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke read a statement from the family at a news conference on Thursday.
He said: “We’re devastated by the loss of our much-loved son and brother Phillip.
“It’s been a very difficult few days, we appreciate all the support we have received from family, friends, players, Cricket Australia and the general public.