Cricket Ball

Aussie quick has Poms in his crosshairs

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has his sights set firmly on England, after opting to miss next week’s Sheffield Shield match.

The New South Welshman will head into a Cricket Australia camp, rather than turn out for the Blues when they play the Bulls at the Gabba.

Hazlewood, who’s recovering from a side strain injury, has picked up six wickets in the last two Shield matches he’s played.


What’s possibly more frightening than his six scalps, has been his routine ability to push the 140km mark.

Known for his metronomic accuracy rather than pace, the tall fast bowler has returned from his injury, bowling at high speeds.

The English are likely to face a rapid Australian fast bowling attack on the bouncy Gabba wicket, with Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins expected in the Aussie side.

The first test starts on November 23.