Hazlewood admitted that it would have been difficult for him to play in the WTC finals and all five of Ash’s abbreviated tour tests, given his injury problems over the past couple of years.
If you go back a few years, I’d say all six, Hazlewood told reporters Tuesday when asked how many matches he’d like to play on the tour.
But I think it’s a little different now, judging from the last two years. Three would be a good pass, and four would probably be for a tick.
If more is great, if less, I’ll probably be a little disappointed again.
Boland was the most impressive Australian bowler in the WTC finals, and former captain Aaron Finch and retired speedster Brett Lee have called for leaving the Victorian at Edgbaston.
Hazlewood doesn’t think Boland’s height is a threat to his place on the team.
When you have that kind of depth … you really put your best foot forward and then assess the situation after the game, Hazlewood said.
You always have somebody of high quality sitting on the pine and ready to go.
The emergence of Boland and bowling Cameron Green could help extend his career, he added.
Now you can miss one or two games because you’re sick, rather than procrastinate and miss three or four months.
We probably did 20 or 30 tests without a universal defender, and those were some pretty tough games over the years.
If we have a group of four or five quix, we can play together longer, he added.