Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood is determined to prove his fitness ahead of the highly anticipated World Test Championship final against India. Hazlewood, who had to cut short his IPL campaign this year due to a side issue, has been working hard to regain his form and is eager to contribute to his team’s success against a familiar opponent.
Known for his impressive performances against India, Hazlewood holds the record for the most five-wicket hauls (five) in Tests against the Indian team compared to any other nation. His exceptional track record in England is equally noteworthy, having claimed a total of 36 wickets from eight matches at an impressive average of 23.58.
Interestingly, Hazlewood made his Test debut against India back in 2014 at The Gabba in Brisbane. Since then, he has faced the Asian side in 15 Test matches, more than any other team, showcasing his familiarity and experience against the Indian lineup.
Hazlewood’s return to full fitness will be a significant boost for the Australian team as they gear up for the crucial encounter. His ability to extract movement off the pitch and consistently trouble the Indian batsmen has been a key factor in his success against them.
As the World Test Championship final approaches, Hazlewood’s commitment to recovering from his injury and his impressive record against India will undoubtedly provide confidence to the Australian camp. The battle between Hazlewood and the formidable Indian batting lineup promises to be an enthralling contest that fans around the world eagerly await.