Cricket legend Josh Hazelwood has suffered a significant injury, pulling his hamstring during a recent practice. Subsequently, this Fast-Bowler won’t appear during any testing matches until the New Year on January 3rd. This marks one of the most extended stints that Hazelwood has been benched, with Peter Sidle be considered for a potential replacement. The coaching staff begins the Australian Cricketer has already confirmed that this 28 years of age professional player will return before the new seasons start.
Justin Langer, the coach for the Australian National Cricket Team, is also considering two others for a temporary replacement. This includes Michael Neser and James Pattinson, who have collectively been competing with each other on the testing squad. Most anticipated that Langer would select Peter Slide, with his performance throughout the domestic and international seasons being pivotal. Unfortunately, Lander hasn’t confirmed which of these three players will be chosen for the temporary replacement of Josh Hazelwood.
James Pattinson barely made it to the national team, with him facing severe competition from Mitchell Starc. He nearly lost his potential placement until it was revealed that Starc had a season-long suspension. Subsequently, Justin Langer was forced to select James Pattinson. That decision ultimately proved to be beneficial, with the coach recently mentioning that both players have ferocious energy and could adequately provide the same support to the national team.
The Head Coach for Australia’s National Football Team is also looking into other players to contention in the 2020 Season. Rumors indicate that Mitchell Marsh could be selected, with his overall testing sessions in the Australian Domestic League suggesting that he has growing talent. Considering that James Pattinson looks for potential players that can be molded around his tactics, it’s almost guaranteed that Mitchel Marsh will be selected for a batting position.
Honestly, there have been extensive talks regarding who the new players will be for the 2020 Australian National Football Team. The announcement of Hazelwood’s injury creates more significant concerns for Cricketing Fans. Regardless, Josh will return to the fields on January 3rd, 2020.