Josh Hazlewood, the Australian fast bowler, has received a clean bill of health ahead of the highly anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) finals against India. After experiencing some soreness during the Indian Premier League (IPL), concerns were raised about his fitness. However, following thorough scans and assessments in Australia, Hazlewood has been declared fit and ready to join the Australian bowling attack in June.
The news of Hazlewood’s fitness comes as a tremendous relief for the Australian team and fans alike. With the WTC finals being an important event in the world of Test cricket, having a bowler like Hazlewood in the squad is invaluable. His ability to consistently hit the right line and length, movement off the pitch is what Australia wants.
Hazlewood’s presence in the Australian side adds depth and variety to their bowling attack. Alongside the likes of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, he forms a fearsome trio that can trouble even the most accomplished batsmen. His ability to swing the new ball and reverse swing after some stages of an innings adds an extra dimension to Australia’s bowling unit.
The IPL soreness had raised concerns about Hazlewood’s availability for the finals, but the subsequent scans conducted in Australia have allayed those fears.