Australia-India Series

Hazlewood set to miss first India Test

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 12:45 রবিবার, 05 ফেব্রুয়ারি, 2023

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Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood is set to miss the opening Test against India in Nagpur and also remained doubtful for the second game in Delhi.

The 32-year-old had sustained the injury on his left leg after bowling in the rain-affected Sydney Test against South Africa last month.

"Not sure about the first Test. It's still a few days away but it's sneaking up pretty quickly," said Hazlewood.

"Second one is obviously straight after as well. So, we'll play it by ear over the next week and next few days and hopefully Tuesday goes well," he added.

Hazlewood's primary goal remains to play Test cricket for Australia in upcoming major events such as the World Championships Final, the Ashes, and the Border Gavaskar Trophy in India.

"It's still the same mindset. It's still about taking every game as it comes. It's obviously a huge tour and a long tour as well. It's four Tests. It's not a two-Test series where you might push things to get up for it," 

"Four Tests is a long time and the Ashes is there as well and there's cricket all the time. It's just about getting it right, you don't want it lingering around for months on end,"

"The Achilles is a hard one, being a tendon it's couple of steps forward, one step back occasionally, which is how it goes for everyone when they've got this type of injury. Feels like it's heading in the right direction," he added.