Ashes 2019: In-Form pacer Josh Hazlewood looks to cement spot in the Australian side

Ashes 2019: Josh Hazlewood has formed a lethal partnership with Pat Cummins. The duo has contributed majorly towards Australia's victories in the Ashes
Ashes 2019: In-Form pacer Josh Hazlewood looks to cement spot in the Australian sideAshes 2019: In-Form pacer Josh Hazlewood looks to cement spot in the Australian side
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Josh Hazlewood has had a brilliant comeback into the Test side after suffering a back injury in the series against India just before the ICC World Cup 2019. He was also overlooked for the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham and Peter Siddle got the nod for the third pacer's role. Since his return, he has picked up 18 wickets from 3 games at an average of 16.89. He has played a major role in Australia retaining the urn.

Currently, Josh Hazlewood's priority is to cement his place in the Australian squad.

"I've missed a bit of cricket for Australia lately in a few different formats and just wanted to entrench myself back in the team."

"There is always competition from outside and there are a lot of quicks here doing really well. I just wanted to get my place back in the team and hopefully do well for the team and move towards what we've already accomplished, but to 3-1 as well."

On his bowling form right now, Hazlewood said, "It's just the areas I've been hitting, the top of the stumps. A lot of bowleds and LBWs, so very happy with that. We've been really simple with our plans. Patty (Pat Cummins) has got a few bowleds and LBWs as well, so that's been the plan and having executed that under an Ashes pressure is what I'm most happy with."

The fifth and final Ashes Test will commence from 12th September at The Oval.

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