Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood has been dominated out of the World Take a look at Championship last towards India, a recreation that comes only a week earlier than the beginning of The Ashes sequence versus England.
Hazlewood is managing an Achilles concern in addition to a aspect drawback that flared up in the course of the current Indian Premier League and can now miss the conflict with India at The Kia Oval from Wednesday.
The 32-year-old has been changed within the Australia squad by fellow quick bowler Michael Neser, who has claimed 19 wickets in 5 matches for Glamorgan within the County Championship this season.
Australia start their Ashes defence towards England at Edgbaston on Friday June 16.
Australia chairman of selectors, George Bailey, stated: “Josh was very, very near being given the inexperienced gentle however we’re cognisant that our upcoming schedule means this isn’t a one-off Take a look at match for us.
“It will give Josh an excellent preparation main into Edgbaston. With six Take a look at matches in slightly over seven weeks we are going to want all of our quick bowling property.”
Chatting with cricket.com.au final week, Hazlewood – who has performed simply 4 Assessments since January 2021 because of a sequence of harm issues – stated he felt bowling in England could be “simpler on the physique”.
He stated: “In comparison with Australia or India the place it may be scorching, the wickets are actually arduous and you have to bend your again to get one thing out of them, in England it looks like you may simply take that a few per cent off, bowl a bit inside your self and the wicket does sufficient for you.”
On Neser, who has performed two Assessments to date, Bailey added: “Michael’s county type has been robust and realizing that he was going to be shut by allowed for him to maintain taking part in and for us to have the ability to name on him. He is a superb power to have as a part of the quick bowling group.”
Watch the World Take a look at Championship last between Australia and India reside on Sky Sports activities Cricket from Wednesday. Construct-up begins at 10am forward of the primary ball at 10.30am.