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Australia Loses Josh Hazlewood Ahead of the Day-night Ashes Test Match Against England

Australia under Pat Cummins did well in the first Ashes Test match at the Gabba in Brisbane. The home team was ruthless in their approach, and so they had a commanding win over the visitors, England. Australia won the first Test match of the five-match Ashes Test series and led the series by 1-0.

The second Test match will be a Day-Night affair between Australia Vs England. This Pink Ball Test match is set t be played from 16th December 2021 to 20th December 2021 at Adelaide. After winning the first Test match by nine wickets, The Aussies will not have their premier strike bowler, Josh Hazlewood, for this Pink Ball Test match.

Josh Hazlewood has suffered a side injury, and because of that, he will not participate in the second Test match of this five-match series. Josh Hazlewood could bowl only fourteen overs in the second innings, and he has returned to Sydney to assess his injury and other rehab processes. Now the management will see how bad Hazlewood’s injury is and decide whether he will play the Boxing Day Test match in MCG – Melbourne Cricket Ground from 26th December 2021 to 30th December 2021.

Queensland or Western Australia Players will replace Hazlewood in Adelaide’s Pink Ball Test Match

The Australian Cricket Board, Cricket Australia, has announced the replacement for Josh Hazlewood for the second Test match in Adelaide. Hazelwood will be replaced by a Queensland player, Micheal Nesser, for this Pink test match. Nesser is a leg spinner who has been selected for the test matches in Melbourne and Sydney.

The leg spinner has consistently given a good performance for the Australian domestic teams in the Sheffield Shield and County cricket matches. Nesser has bagged 130 wickets in those two competitions. Jhye Richardson is another option for Australia as the replacement of Josh Hazelwood in the Day-Night Test match.

Ideally, Jhye Richardson will be a perfect replacement for Josh Hazlewood in the Pink Ball test match. Australia already has Nathan Lyon, the best spinner in the team, and in the last Test match, Lyon becomes just the third spinner to pick up four hundred wickets in Test matches. So Jhye Richardson, the Western Australian fast bowler, has played two Test matches already for the Baggy Green, and he will get a nod ahead of Nesser for the Day-Night Test match.  

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