Josh Hazelwood eager to make waves for himself in India

Josh Hazelwood eager to make waves for himself in India

Josh Hazlewood of Australia
Josh Hazlewood of Australia celebrates the wicket of Dean Elgar of South Africa. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Josh Hazelwood, who has never toured India previously has gone on to state that the Indian tour would be a great opportunity for him to stand out from the other pacers in the world. While the Indians have been dominant and have given away very little in their own backyard, it would seem quite clear that Hazelwood is eyeing glory in the upcoming season.

Since 2004, Australia has not won a single Test match in India with their only win in Tests in Asia having come from their 2011 win in Sri Lanka. However, since then, they have gone on a downward spiral, something they’d be looking to overturn in the near future.

“I think three’s plenty of a tour of India. There haven’t been many quicks go there and be successful,” quoted Hazlewood as saying.

Hazelwood also went on to add that there was something about Mitchell Starc that one could take a leaf out of. Stark concluded the series with the highest number of wickets by an Australian. “I think we can take something out of the way Starcy (Mitchell Starc) bowled in Sri Lanka on similar wickets. He sort of takes the pitch out of the equation sometimes with how full and fast he bowls,” he added.

“We don’t all have that luxury. But we’ve got to find a way to be successful as a group of quicks, as well as with the spinners,” Hazlewood said.

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Australia Squad: Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve O’Keefe, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade (wk).