Hamstring injury rules Josh Hazlewood out of Perth Test


Australian medium-pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will now no longer bowl in the ongoing Test match against New Zealand in Perth due to hamstring strain.

Hazlewood only bowled 1.2 overs before he went back to pavilion and did not return to bowl. His selection is also questionable now for the Boxing day Test match in Melbourne.

MRI affirmed that Hazlewood has a strain in his left hamstring which implies he won’t bowl again in the remainder of the Test. It is yet to be clear whether he will even now bat in the Test match too.

Both the teams are now diminished to a 10-a-side as New Zealand’s debutant paceman Lockie Ferguson likewise being ruled out halfway through the Test with a calf strain.

Australia after dominating with the bat in the first innings also demolished New Zealand batting line up and reduced them to just 166 with Mitchell Starc picking a five-wicket haul.