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Josh Hazlewood out of India Test series with Achilles injury




Australia, already trailing 0-2 in the Test series, suffered another blow on Monday as fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was ruled out of the remaining two matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after failing to recover from a left arm injury. . Australia lost the first two Tests – in Nagpur and Delhi – within three days. The last two matches will be played in Indore (1 to 5 March) and Ahmedabad (9 to 13 March). Australia head coach Andrew McDonald confirmed that Hazlewood, who missed the Nagpur and Delhi Tests, would continue his rehabilitation in Sydney.

The 32-year-old Hazlewood was injured during his Test return against South Africa in Sydney. “Josh Hazlewood out, he’ll be going home,” McDonald said.

McDonald, however, is unsure of David Warner’s status after the opener hurt his elbow in the second Test and was ruled out of the match with the injury.

McDonald said, “At the moment Warner is still upset. We had a meeting just before to discuss this. We are in no rush to make any decisions around Davy at the moment. Just see how it works out.” That’s how functional it is.”

“It’s basically how painful and how functional it is going to be what we decide with him and then the length of the injury. There’s some talk that the length of the injury could be anywhere between a week and a half depending on how it settles.” Happens. One is there’s something unknown. I’ll leave it to the medical team and when they find out they’ll let me know.” Travis Head replaced Warner in Australia’s second innings in Delhi and McDonald said he would replace Warner if the experienced left-handed opener fails to recover in time.

“If Dave is unavailable then it makes perfect sense. We had discussed before coming here that if we lose an opener, Trav would be the one we would want to have there. We feel in subcontinent conditions that He can get.” To start fast which he showed,” he said.

“We don’t see (Head) as an opener in all situations, more subservient and back in the middle order in other situations.” The coach, however, said that all-rounder Cameron Green will be fit for Indore. McDonald said, “He was close. It was about building up confidence. He had a setback in Bangalore, he had a bit of a setback with the bat in Bangalore where he had some trouble and that finger got a bit of trouble.” “

“If he didn’t have that, I think the second Test was genuine. But maybe it was delayed those few days.

“And we considered him as a concussion sub as well. So that was another discussion. But we felt like if he wasn’t right to go in the beginning, what were some days. We’re loading up better.” Third Test match and in a good state of mind,” he said.

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