Although Josh Hazlewood’s trip is over, Australia skipper Pat Cummins is abandoning the current Qantas tour of India due to a significant family illness. Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the tour owing to injury, and Cummins has returned to Sydney as a result.
Josh Hazlewood ruled out of the tour
In Delhi, where India won the series 2-0 to reclaim the Border Gavaskar Trophy, Cummins captained the Australians in their second Test loss this week. The fast bowler left for Sydney on Sunday, but it is anticipated that he would return in time to participate in the remaining two games in Indore and Ahmedabad. But, Hazlewood is returning home to complete his recovery from an Achilles ailment that has kept him out of the first two Tests, according to Australia coach Andrew McDonald.
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Hazlewood has recently increased his bowling during practice, but he hasn’t been able to shake the issue, so he will instead continue his recuperation at home in Sydney. The paceman is not anticipated to be available for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield, according to a spokeswoman for the Australian squad. Better news for Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc comes from the visitors, as McDonald has declared both players ready to play in the third Test.
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Both have recovered from severe finger wounds. Green was almost ready to play in the Delhi Test, according to McDonald, who also noted that Starc was available despite not being fully healthy. In the end, Matthew Kuhnemann was chosen as the third spinner, and he did well in his first Test. Todd Murphy, a breakout spinner, was dealing with a side issue during the Delhi Test, but McDonald expressed hope that he will be well for the Indore Test, which starts on March 1.
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During a press conference on Monday, McDonald said, “He had a little niggle in the side. It seems that the period of time between now and the next Test will be sufficient to address it. Hence, he won’t have a test but will instead have a strong exercise two days before. That seems good.
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