Danger bells for Team India, his replacement is more dangerous than Hazlewood, also fires with the bat

London: Veteran fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against India after failing to fully recover from a hamstring injury. Hazlewood suffered this injury during IPL 2023. Pacer Michael Neser has been included in the squad for the WTC Final to be played at The Oval from June 7 to 11.

Neser is in England since April

Michael Neser has very little experience in international cricket. Australia has fast bowlers like Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, so the 33-year-old Neser has got a chance to play only two Tests. The right-arm bowler has 56 runs along with 7 wickets in this. But when big players were participating in IPL, Neser was playing county in England at that time. He has been in England since April and is part of the Glamorgan team.

Pujara was out

Michael Neser took the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara in the match against Sussex last month. He could not even open his account. Talking about this season of County Championship, Neser has played 5 matches so far. He has 19 wickets in this. In the first innings of the match against Yorkshire, he sent 7 batsmen back to the pavilion for 32 runs.

Scored a century and two fifties

Josh Hazlewood bats at number 11. Till date, his name does not have Fifty in any domestic or international cricket. But Michael Neser is also an amazing batsman. This year he has scored one and two fifties in the county itself. It was against Cheteshwar Pujara’s team that he scored an inning of 123 runs. And scored 90 runs in one match and 86 runs in another. He has scored three centuries and 15 fifties in first class cricket. He also has a century in List A. In such a situation, he can prove to be more dangerous than Hazlewood for Team India.

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