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AUS vs ENG: Josh Hazlewood reacted on debut captaincy, told why he became nervous

Josh Hazlewood Australia vs England: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood’s experience of leading the team for the first time has been ‘very exciting’ as well as nerve-wracking. He guided the team to an ODI series win against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. The 31-year-old fast bowler made his captaincy debut in the absence of regular ODI skipper Pat Cummins and led Australia to a 72-run win over recently-crowned T20 World champions England and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

After scoring a competitive 280/8 in the allotted 50 overs, Australia bundled out England for just 208 in 38.5 overs to ensure a big win against Jos Buttler’s side. With captaincy experience, Hazlewood admitted that he was nervous ahead of the second ODI. According to, Hazlewood has become Australia’s 28th men’s ODI captain.

According to the report, “The fast bowler was given a chance for the Test vice-captaincy in 2018 and was also the limited-overs captain for a while, before Saturday’s match at the SCG, Hazlewood said that in his 14-year professional career, he has never captained the team.” didn’t lead.”

Hazlewood said after the match, “It was quite exciting and a bit nerve-wracking. I definitely enjoyed it and it was a bit of a challenge when the James Vince and Sam Billings partnership was going on. And then we got a couple of wickets and that took the match.” completely changed.”

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Significantly, Hazlewood has played 68 ODIs for Australia so far and during this he took 107 wickets. His best performance in this format has been taking 6 wickets for 52 runs. Hazlewood has also played 57 Test matches. In this he has taken 215 wickets. If we talk about T20 format, then he has taken 58 wickets.

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