In a major blow to the Australian cricket team, fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023. The 32-year-old has been suffering from a Achilles injury, and the decision to withdraw him from the series was taken after consultation with medical experts.
Hazlewood has been an integral part of the Australian pace attack, with his accuracy and ability to generate movement through the air and off the pitch. He was expected to play a key role in Australia’s bid to regain the trophy they lost to India in the previous edition.
Hazlewood’s absence is a significant setback for Australia, who will now have to rely on their other fast bowlers to lead the attack. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are likely to shoulder more responsibility. As the pacer Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Cameroon Green is fit to play the 3rd Test against India.