News International – MELBOURNE: Australia’s Josh Hazlewood is a “genius” with line and length and will have no trouble being ready for next week’s Ashes opener against England despite having had only a single warmup match, fellow seamer Mitchell Starc has said.

Summary

  • MELBOURNE: Australia’s Josh Hazlewood is a “genius” with line and length and will have no trouble being ready for next week’s Ashes opener against England despite having had only a single warmup match, fellow seamer Mitchell Starc has said.
  • Hazlewood, Starc and Pat Cummins have been rested for the third round of the domestic Sheffield Shield to preserve them for the November 23 Test in Brisbane.
  • It was an impressive return for Hazlewood, who claimed six wickets and earned gushing praise from Australia captain Steve Smith.
  • “(Hazlewood) was straight back into his Test form after one over of Shield cricket,” Starc told local media on Monday.


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