The Australian team, which is currently in Bangalore, has set up a special camp and is preparing for the series. The first Test will be held in Nagpur from February 9.
The Border-Gavaskar series is just four days away. The first Test of this series will be held in Nagpur. Currently the Australian team is practicing in Bangalore. Scheduled to leave for Nagpur on Monday. However, before reaching Nagpur, Australia got a huge shock. The team’s fast bowler Josh Hazlewood missed the first Test match. Playing the Australian team without the fast bowler may not be an easy decision.
Hazlewood injured his left leg during a Test match in Sydney last month. He was not active in the camp held in Bangalore. The Australian fast bowler has not fully recovered from the injury. Due to this, the team management decided not to give him a chance in the first Test match.
Along with Hazlewood, the team’s fast bowler Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Cameron Graham are also suffering from injuries. On Sunday, Hazlewood said of the injury: ‘It was difficult for me to play in the first Test. I will be available till the second test. Currently trying to manage workload. I am not recovering well. I thought I will bat a bit first and then go to Nagpur and bowl’ he said.
Chance for Bowland..
With the departure of Josh Hazlewood, now it seems that Scott Bowland may get a chance to play his first Test match on foreign soil. Bowland played six Test matches for Australia. Hazlewood said of Bowland, ‘Scotty bowled a lot on the flat wicket of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The ball didn’t swing much. He knows how to work hard. Along with Scott, Lance Maurice also got a chance to make his debut for the Australian team.
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