Sportskeeda – Australia blow as Hazlewood ruled out of England ODI series

News 28 May 2018, 15:41 IST 28 (AFP) Australia have been further weakened for next month’s one-day international series in England following the withdrawal of leading paceman Josh Hazlewood, Cricket Australia said Monday.

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  • Australia blow as Hazlewood ruled out of England ODI seriesNews 28 May 2018, 15:41 IST 28 (AFP) Australia have been further weakened for next month’s one-day international series in England following the withdrawal of leading paceman Josh Hazlewood, Cricket Australia said Monday.
  • Hazlewood, who was the most experienced fast bowler in the one-day squad after injuries to Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, has been replaced by uncapped Michael Neser.Hazlewood was ruled out of the touring party with back trouble.
  • Hazlewood shouldered a heavy workload across last southern season, playing in all five Ashes Tests and the four Tests against South Africa, as well as three of the five ODIs against England in January.
  • The right-armer has an impeccable international 50-over record, with 69 wickets at 24 from 41 games and shapes as a key member of Australia’s side for next year’s World Cup in England and Wales.
  • Hazlewood’s absence means Australia will be without all three of their Ashes-winning fast-bowling attack for the five-match series against the world’s number one ranked ODI side.

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