Best News Network

Australia’s Josh Hazlewood ruled out of WTC Final vs India

Australia included fast bowler Michael Neser in the squad with Hazlewood reportedly being given furthermore time to recover and prepare for the Ashes in England.

Josh Hazlewood has been suffering with injury issues for a while. Reuters

London: Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of Australia’s World Test Championship final against India that starts from 7 June. Hazlewood is still recovering from a side strain he picked up during his IPL 2023 stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

The WTC Final is slated to take place at The Oval in London.

Pacer Michael Neser has been announced as replacement in Australia’s squad with Hazlewood reportedly being given furthermore time to recover and prepare for the Ashes in England. Neser has been playing in the County Championship for Glamorgan this season and has been in fine rhythm, having taken 14 wickets in his last three games which includes 7/32 against Yorkshire. He has played two Tests for Australia and has got seven wickets.

Related Articles


WTC Final 2023: What if the India vs Australia match ends in a draw?


WTC Final 2023: How Team India fielders are preparing for the wicked deviation in English conditions?

However, it is fast medium bowler Scott Boland, who looks a more likely first XI starter in Hazlewood’s absence, in conditions which suits seam-up, hit-the-deck the type of deliveries. The five-Test Ashes series in England will start on 16 June, and Hazlewood, who has already missed a plenty of Test cricket action for Australia, will get more time to be ready for the all-important series.

Hazlewood sustained the side strain during his injury-marred stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the recently-concluded IPL in which he played only three games without much success before flying back home.

Hazlewood had returned to bowling upon his return in Sydney, since scans had shown no damage or injury. Even though he is considered one of the pillars of three-man Australia pace attack, the 32-year-old has not featured regularly in Test cricket, playing only four of the last 19 matches owing to a spate of injuries.

With inputs from PTI 

Read all the Latest News, Trending News, Cricket News, Bollywood News,
India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! NewsAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.