Hazlewood admits T20 World Cup dream ‘far-fetched’
Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood thinks that he might miss the opportunity to get a spot in the T20 World Cup squad which is scheduled to take place from October in Australia this year.
“The group is settled now, and I may have missed the boat. At the point When the team’s winning every series and essentially every game, and especially the bowlers are doing such an incredible activity, it’s going to be tough,”
Cricket.com.au quoted Hazlewood as saying.
“It’ll likely take a physical issue or two to get a chance. That is the practical perspective on.”
Australia are currently in great form in T20Is. They have beaten South Africa in their home recently by 2-1. And the most important part is, they dominate the whole series.
However, Hazlewood will also be absent in the short T20 tour of New Zealand in late March. That will allow him to play in the final of the Marsh Sheffield Shield for New South Wales.
“A Shield final will be extraordinary to play in. (Winning in 2014) is positively a highlight. It gives you gloating rights on the team bus throughout the following a year. The Vics have consistently been physically active after they win finals, so it’d be a great idea to be a piece of another,” the 29-year old pacer said.
He also informed that he would miss the first couple of matches in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) because of the Shield game. IPL will start from the last week of March. Hazlewood will play for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in this year.
“I’d miss the first or two matches (of the IPL), certainly the first (on March 29). There’s no issues there, Chennai have a lot of foreign players there to cover it,” Hazlewood said.