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Ashes Series Big Blow to Australia Josh Hazlewood Out of The Team

Australia is currently leading 1-0 in the Ashes series of 5 Test matches being played between Australia and England (AUS vs ENG). The first Test match played in Brisbane was captured by the hosts by 9 wickets. While the second match is going to start in Adelaide on Thursday. But, before the start of this match, bad news has come for Australia. The team’s star fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been out of this series.

Australia got a big blow

Ahead of the first day-night Test of the Ashes 2021-22 in Adelaide, Australia has suffered a major setback. Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out due to a side strain before the second Test match of the Ashes Series 2021-22. Hazlewood bowled only 14 overs in England’s second innings. Australian captain Pat Cummins has admitted that his fellow bowlers were in trouble during this period. Hazlewood suffered an injury while playing the first Test.

Josh Hazlewood is out of the team

Josh Hazlewood was seen in casuals while flying from Brisbane to Sydney without any of his companions. Jhye Richardson and Michael Nasser, who were in Australia A team, which played a warm-up match against England Lions last week, are in the Australia team as cover in fast bowling. Richardson is set to play again after his first series against Sri Lanka in Hazlewood’s absence in early 2019.

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Josh Hazlewood suffering from back pain was quoted as saying by Australia captain Pat Cummins, “Josh Hazlewood was in a bit of pain. It was good that he was able to come out and bowl really well, but he is a bit nervous so we don’t want to trouble him. His injury is being monitored. He is troubled by the pain in his back.”

Hazlewood took excellent wickets, Australia lacked Hazlewood

In the first match of the Ashes series played in Brisbane, Josh Hazlewood took two wickets in the first innings while bowling brilliantly. He took both these wickets for 42 runs. After this, he took a wicket in the second innings. In this way, he took a total of three wickets in the first Test. The rest of Australia’s team will leave for Adelaide on Monday. The second Test will start on Thursday. Australia will miss Hazlewood. Who has so far taken 32 wickets in seven day and night Tests?

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