Live Cricket News: Josh Hazlewood’s Ashes campaign has come to an end due to a side injury

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Source: Indianexpress.com

Live Cricket News: Josh Hazlewood, Australia’s fast bowler, has been ruled out of the fifth and final Ashes test against England, but coach Justin Langer expects him to return in the one-day home series against New Zealand later this month.

Since suffering a side injury during Australia’s nine-wicket victory in the Ashes opener at the Gabba, Josh Hazlewood has been out of action.

“Josh Hazlewood was expected to return to the club. Josh hasn’t shown up, unfortunately. I’m hoping he’ll be able to play in the white-ball games “After the third day of play in the fourth test in Sydney, Langer spoke to reporters.

“It’s been quite difficult for him. He’s been eagerly anticipating the start of the Ashes series, just like everyone else. He’s been out for three games and is one of our best fast bowlers.”

With an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, Australia’s extraordinary speed depth assured the home team did not miss Hazlewood.

In his absence, Jhye Richardson shone in Adelaide, while Scott Boland had a man-of-the-match performance in his debut test in Melbourne, earning him a spot in the fourth test in Sydney.

After an unfortunate fall, while bowling the final ball of Friday’s second session, Boland was sent for scans, but Langer said the 32-year-old Victorian would be fit to bowl when England resumed on Saturday on 258-7.

The coach stated, “He was actually okay to bowl tonight.”

“There are no fractures, thankfully. He’ll have some pain in the cartilage between his ribs, but he should be ready to pitch tomorrow or in the second inning.”

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