AUS vs SL: Josh Hazlewood is Comfortable in New Avatar As T20I Bowler, Australia had embarked on a multi-format tour and Josh Hazlewood was more certain of his place in the T20I team – than the Test side – some may seem strange.
Hazlewood is an important part of the T20I team:-
Nevertheless, things are heading for one of Australia’s premier fast bowlers with Hazlewood being a vital part of the T20I squad that will begin the journey.
But barring injury, he is likely to be sidelined for Tests again as he was in Pakistan earlier this year when he was dropped after the opening match.
If that happens in the next six weeks, it would mean Hazlewood would have played only two of Australia’s last 10 Tests after suffering an injury in the opening Ashes match in Brisbane.
Understand the logic behind selection in Pakistan:-
Admitting that he was disappointed to have missed out on so many recent Tests, the pacer understood the rationale behind selection in Pakistan – and what is likely to happen in Sri Lanka – with the emergence of all-rounder Cameron Green as an additional seamer to Australia. Option found. the wanted.
Hazlewood joked, “I was fine with that. Obviously, conditions dictate the bowling line-up in the subcontinent and after playing on that first wicket [in Rawalpindi], I’d rather sit on the sidelines for the next two.” Was very happy.”
Cameron Green covers a lot of bases out there:-
“It was quite a tough job for everyone. We are lucky that Cameron Green covers a lot of bases there and you need airspeed on those kind of wickets to make an impact. I am happy to play my part there. Is.”
Hazlewood was part of Australia’s Test and ODI sides on their previous tour of Sri Lanka in 2016. After taking five wickets in the opening Test at Pallekele, he recalled how life became increasingly difficult on pitches that he described as perhaps the most spin-friendly.
Red-ball cricket is largely remembered:-
“It’s a strange thing, I think. I’ve obviously missed a lot of red-ball cricket through injury and selection, so a little disappointing in that regard.
Then the white ball, especially T20, has gained strength. That’s the advantage of having three formats in this game. If you’re struggling in one, or aren’t doing particularly well, you can count on the other to come through.”
The main decision that Australia will have to take ahead of the first match. The series on Tuesday is the balance of their attack. It appears that they will stick to the seven-batsman formula.
This means there is a third front line to support Hazlewood. And Mitchell Starc or if they team up with Ashton Agar and Mitchell Swepson as a pair of specialist spinners.