Australian spearhead, Josh Hazelwood feels disappointed to have put down his recent experience with injuries. That too just ahead of the Sydney Test against South Africa starting from January 4. The right arm pacer has revealed as to how his injury has been affecting his game play from time to time.
Josh suffered a side strain injury during the first test against West Indies that was held in Perth. He later ruled himself out from the Boxing Day Test and is now all set to make a comeback in the upcoming Sydney test.
Hazelwood said, “It’s frustrating, definitely. I don’t feel like I’ve been injured much…it just happens to be at the wrong time of the year, after the first Test. The Test matches are so close together now. Apart from that, (for) the rest of the 24 months I’ve been fit and firing. So, it’s frustrating when you think about it like that.”
He said, “I think it’s just part of fast bowling that it’s a strength issue at times and it’s a workload issue at times. Nothing too much to worry about, just little things I’ll need to tick off in the future.”
Hazelwood suffered a similar injury last year during the Ashes at Brisbrane. Now that Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green are ruled out of the Sydney Test due to injury, two spots are left for grab.
The right arm pacer, who is eying for a comeback in the upcoming Sydney Test further said, “I still feel like it’s in place. It’s always good to have pressure and every time Scotty’s played, he’s done remarkably well.
With the Ashes coming up as well, it’s a big one that he’s looking at and he’s a similar bowler to myself and Pat – we could potentially all play there together on a wicket that might seam and swing. It’s great to have options and it keeps you on your toes.”