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Josh Hazelwood & David Warner likely to miss Pink Ball Adelaide 2nd Test Match


When Australia did not bowl Hazelwood for the majority of overs on Day 3, speculations started that the bowler may have been injured. Josh hazelwood did bowl on the fourth day though. While speaking to a press conference after the match, Pat Cummins admitted that the decision to play Hazelwood in the Pink ball contest would be taken in the coming days. And now, it looks like that the player is ready to miss the second test match of the Ashes series.

According to the website foxsports.com.au, the fast bowler has gone off to Sydney on a Sunday afternoon, indicating that he will be rested for the 2nd test. The Australian and England team are both to depart to Adelaide on Monday. Cricket Australia spokesperson confirmed that the fast bowler, Travis Head and Alex Carey have returned home.

Teammate Marnus Labuschange downsized the severity of Hazelwood’s condition and commented to the reporters after the match that the bowler was doing “fine”. Hazelwood picked up the wicket of Jos Butler in the second innings and did not appear in any noticeable discomfort while bowling.

Jhye Richardson will likely replace Josh Hazelwood. If he plays, it would be his first test match since 2019. Shane Warne was rooting for Jhye Richardson over Mitchell Starc for the 1st test. It now looks like both the pacers will be in the playing eleven for the Pink Ball Test match.

There are also serious doubts about David Warner, who suffered a bruise on the ribs from the bowling of Ben Stokes. The batsman did not take the field in England’s second innings for the most part and also did not open in the fourth innings. Usman Khawaja has been in terrific form in the domestic season and it was a close call to choose between him and Travis Head. He is likely to be the replacement of David Warner for the second test match.

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