Pat Cummins, the captain of the Australian cricket team, announced on Sunday that “underdone” Josh Hazlewood will once again be rested for the second test match between Australia and South Africa, which will take place on Boxing Day in Melbourne.
The injured fast bowler Hazlewood was replaced by Boland in the first test that was played in Brisbane. Boland was a critical player throughout the match, and his red-hot form made it nearly impossible to bench him.
It is now certain that he will play another test match on his home stadium, which is the ground where he made his Ashes debut one year ago and took an astounding 6-7 against England, thereby establishing himself as a legend in the series.
Cummins told the reporters that the team would be playing with the same lineup as the one that triumphed in Brisbane a week ago by six wickets inside of two days on a hostile bowler-friendly Gabba ground.
“We gave Joshy every chance, but it just got to a level where he felt like he was a little bit underdone,” he added. “We gave Joshy every chance.”
“It’s a testament to the man’s character that he admitted to himself that he “don’t feel quite right,” thereby taking himself out of the running for selection.
“I think it’s another excellent illustration of how we need to have a squad mindset as a team,” said the player. “We talk a lot about how”
Although Hazlewood was unable to play in Australia’s most recent two Tests in Adelaide and Brisbane owing to a side strain, he had been putting in a lot of work in the gym in preparation for Melbourne, which is forecast to have hot and humid weather.
Since making his debut at the MCG a year ago, Boland has taken 25 wickets at a strike rate of 10.33. On Friday, Boland expressed his hope that his local expertise would give him an advantage over Hazlewood.
He remarked, “We’re in a really excellent spot with our fast-bowling stocks.” “We’re in a really good place,”
“We’ve been saying it for a while now, but it’s going to need five, six, or seven fast bowlers to get through the five Tests we have to play here (at home), the four Tests we have to play in India, and the five or six Tests we have to play in England (next year).
David Warner will play in his 100th test on Boxing Day, and he will be looking to end a dry spell that has led some to question his place in the team.
He is only 78 runs away from reaching 8,000 runs in test matches, and he has promised to return back to his previous level of play.
He uttered the following phrase: “This might be a wicket where I can go out and play like the old me.”
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, and Scott Boland were the players representing Australia in this match.