Fiji Times – 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 warm-up 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 warm-up 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 Nov.
  • In rampaging form, pace spearhead Starc and Cummins had two first class games for New South Wales, but their team mate Hazlewood just had the one, against Western Australia, after making a delayed comeback from a side strain.
  • (Hazlewood) was straight back into his Test form after one over of Shield cricket,” Starc told local media on Monday.
  • Having poached 17 wickets from his two Shield matches, Starc’s form has raised home hopes he might prove to be England’s new left-arm nemesis, four years after Mitchell Johnson dominated in a 5-0 whitewash.

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