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The Ashes: Josh Hazlewood ruled out of second Test

The fast bowler’s injury during the nine-wicket win over England at the Gabba opens the door for Jhye Richardson or Michael Neser
Josh Hazlewood.
Josh Hazlewood.
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Agencies   |   Published 14.12.21, 02:24 AM

Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood will miss the second Ashes Test in Adelaide with a side injury, Cricket Australia said on Monday.

Hazlewood’s injury during the nine-wicket win over England at the Gabba opens the door for Jhye Richardson or Michael Neser to bowl for Australia at Adelaide Oval.

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Hazlewood bowled sparingly during England’s second innings of the series-opener and headed home to Sydney for scans on Sunday. The second Test, a day-night, pink-ball affair, starts Thursday.

CA said a decision on Hazlewood’s fitness for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne would be made after further assessment and rehab.



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