Josh Hazlewood has been dominated out of Australia’s series-opening test against South Africa, going away Scott Boland and Michael Neser as leading contenders to require his spot within the pace attack at the Gabba in Brisbane beginning Saturday.
Hazlewood and skipper Pat Cummins skips Australia’s 419-run convince the West Indies within the day-night take a look at, completed Sunday for a 2-0 series sweep, once taking part in within the 164-run initial take a look at win at Perth.
Boland and Neser joined left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc within the bowling unit in Adelaide and picked up necessary wickets, however, with Cummins set to come back to require on South Africa, selectors can ought to make a choice from them.
With twenty one wickets in four tests at a mean of 10.33, Boland plays domestically for Victoria, has the higher career figures. However, Neser’s surroundings is that the Gabba and he’s additional aware of bowling in this arena and amid Queensland’s hot and wet conditions.
Cummins aforesaid he was 100 percent able to begin in Brisbane however Hazlewood hasn’t recovered in time from a facet strain to affix the 14-man squad. categorical bowler Lance Morris and batter Marcus Harris were enclosed within the 14-man squad as backups just in case of injury.
“Pat continues to improve, bowled with freedom on Saturday and appears likely to play this match although Josh will need more time,” chief selector George Bailey said. “With that in mind we have retained Michael Neser and Lance Morris in the squad for this match.
“Michael bowled superbly in Adelaide, as did (Boland). We were impressed as always with their performances that backed up what they have achieved in the past. Lance is a very exciting prospect who will benefit from time with the squad.”