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Phil Hughes still with Australia cricketers five years on from his death

As Australia's cricketers walk into Adelaide Oval's changeroom, Phillip Hughes is with them.

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes Source: 1 NEWS

A picture of Hughes, who died five years ago from injuries suffered when hit in the head while batting, hangs on the wall of the home dressing room.

The photo is a poignant reminder of opportunity lost, and opportunities to come, says Australia's coach Justin Langer.

"I'm sure we'll talk about that today when we get to Adelaide Oval," Langer told reporters before Australia's twilight training session on Wednesday.

"How lucky we are to be playing cricket, representing our country, being in Adelaide, being at the Adelaide Oval - they're always nice reminders.

"I'm sure that's what Hughesy would like too. He would be smiling down somewhere going 'just remember, you have got it pretty good you boys'."

Hughes was struck in the head by a bouncer while batting for South Australia against NSW in a Sheffield Shield game at the SCG on November 25, 2014.

He died two days later, aged 25. The left-handed batsman played 26 Tests, 25 one-dayers and one Twenty20 game for Australia.

Langer said Australia's current cricketers fondly remembered Hughes, most recently after beating Sri Lanka in a T20 game in Adelaide a month ago.

"The T20 game here, because there's a beautiful picture of Hughesy in the changerooms, after we had our big brief we toasted absent friends - and we do every time we walk into the changeroom," he said.

"Time flies, there's no doubt about that.

"Still remember it (Hughes' death). It was one of the worst days of our life and we'll toast absent friends today as well."