Jos Hazlewood may be out of the first test: injury on the heel bone, doubt even on playing the second test
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Australia’s fast bowler Jose Hazlewood may be ruled out of the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He had suffered an Achilles injury, which has flared up again. According to media reports, the 32-year-old bowler would hardly be able to play even in the Delhi Test. However, it has not been officially confirmed yet.
According to media reports, Josh Hazlewood has not fully recovered from Achilles injury. He suffered this injury on his left leg after bowling last month. After Mitchell Starc, if Jose Hazlewood is also out of the opening matches, then it can be difficult for the Australian team.
I can’t say anything for sure about playing in the first test – Hazlewood
On the other hand, Hazlewood said before the practice session at the KSCA Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, I cannot say anything for sure about playing in the first Test. There’s still time for the second Test, so we’ll see over the next week and a few days and hopefully I’ll be back soon. Hazlewood has played only four Tests in the last 2 years. He said that his priority is to play Test. He is ready for the Indian tour as well as the Ashes. He hopes that he will be able to return to India.
Starc was injured in the series with South Africa
Mitchell Starc was injured on the first day of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa. The finger of his left hand was injured due to catching the catch. He is yet to recover from this injury. At the same time, Cameron Green has not yet returned. He too suffered a finger injury during the Test match against South Africa.
Scott Boland may get a chance
Scott Boland may get a chance if Hazlewood does not play. Hayeswood praised Boland and said that if he gets a chance, he will perform brilliantly in the first match of the series against India. Boland has bowled brilliantly in Melbourne. While it was a flat wicket. It was not easy to swing here. He has worked a lot on his swing in the last month.
Australia waiting for series win for 19 years
India has not lost a Test series against Australia at home since 2004. Australia last beat India 2-1 in 2004 in a 4-match series. One match was a draw. After this, the Australian team started getting clean sweeps continuously in India. They even got their only win in India after 2004 in 2017, but even then they had to face a 2-1 series defeat.
India will play 4 Tests from Australia
India has to play 4 Tests and 3 ODIs at home against Australia. The first Test will start in Nagpur from 9 February. Then the second Test will be played in Delhi on 17 February, the third in Dharamshala on 1 March and the fourth in Ahmedabad on 9 March.