Australian bowlers Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood (Photo by Mark Metcalfe - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
Australian bowlers Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood (Photo by Mark Metcalfe - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

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Australia Men’s Test captain Pat Cummins has said that the star pacer Josh Hazlewood is a little bit sore and they will continue to monitor his fitness in the marquee Ashes 2021-22 series.

Australia were successful in winning the opening match of the Ashes 2021-22 against England at the Gabba, Brisbane by 9 wickets. Meanwhile, right-arm pacer Hazlewood had not bowled in the afternoon session on Day 3 and he was sent for scans on Friday night and the results from the scan showed that he was fit to bowl.

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Pat Cummins
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However, Cummins has said that they will continue to monitor Hazlewood as he is a key member of the Test team.

“He’s a little bit sore. It was good he was able to come out today and bowl, and he got through a really good spell. But he’s a little bit sore so we’re just managing him through – it’s a five-Test match summer and he’s a key for us, so we don’t want to blow him out on day two or three,” quoted Cummins as saying.

We Don’t Want To Put Josh Hazlewood In Jeopardy For The Whole Series – Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins (Image: Twitter)

The Aussie Test captain also said that nothing is serious with Hazlewood but they “don’t want to put him in jeopardy” for the entire Ashes series.

“It’s nothing too serious but didn’t want it to turn into a huge injury. We don’t want to put him in jeopardy for the whole series so we’ll take our time. There’s no plan yet – he will sleep on it and we’ll see how he pulls up tomorrow.

“It was nothing scary enough to not bowl today, but still, just a little bit to make us want to manage him, which we kind of expected. We’ll keep managing it,” he elaborated.

Josh Hazlewood
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Talking about the performance of skipper Cummins, he bagged a 5-wicket haul in the first innings and 2 wickets in the second. Also, Travis Head won the ‘Player Of The Match’ award for his sensational century.

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