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Sport Aussie Test bowlers sticking together

12:20  25 november  2019
12:20  25 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A group of 200 talented junior male and female cricketers across Australia have had their bowling put to the test this summer, measuring execution, speed

Josh Hazlewood has preached the virtues of an unchanged Test bowling attack this summer and says their chemistry should not be underestimated.

Australia's Josh Hazlewood catches a ball before bowling during play on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at The Oval in London on September 12, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB        (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)© Getty Australia's Josh Hazlewood catches a ball before bowling during play on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at The Oval in London on September 12, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

The series against Pakistan moves to Adelaide for a pink-ball finale from Friday after Australia beat the tourists by an innings and five runs inside four days in the first Test at the Gabba.

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Taking 300 or more wickets across a playing career is considered a significant achievement in Test cricket. The feat, first accomplished by Englishman Fred Trueman in 1964, has only been achieved by 33 cricketers in the history of the game as of October 2018.

Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc all took successful turns with the new ball across both innings, while Nathan Lyon's two wickets for the match were both timely.

Michael Neser remains in the wings and a chance to debut given selector Trevor Hohns' comments around his pink-ball potential, while James Pattinson is also available after suspension ruled him out of contention in Brisbane.

But Hazlewood said sticking with the same bowling unit was the "perfect scenario" and would play to their strengths.

"I think it's huge; we know everything about each other basically," he said.

"You know when guys are going well and when they might need to slow it down and have a word with them.

"I talk to Nath a lot, I field at mid-off for him a lot and we talk a lot about how things are going.

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"If we're not bowling the right areas or getting the wickets (we talk about) what can we try here. It's huge I think."

A Hazlewood back injury brought about the only forced change to the bowling attack on home soil during the last Test campaign.

Australia's tactics changed in England on seaming decks, with both Pattinson and Peter Siddle deployed at times ahead of Hazlewood and Starc during the Ashes series.

New high performance boss Ben Oliver said on Monday there would be no rotation policy this summer, with teams picked on the basis of form, fitness and suitability to conditions.

It's music to Hazlewood's ears given he averages 20.22 - six less than his career average - in four Tests at Adelaide Oval, a ground he rates as his favourite for bowling.

"Ideally that's the perfect scenario," Hazlewood said of continuity this summer.

"Being a fast bowler you can never look too far ahead and it's quite tough, the summer in Australia.

"They do take their toll, but ideally you want to keep the same bowling group together, the same as the top six (batsmen).

"Guys get confidence, they relax when they know they are not on their last chance. We are certainly no different."

Australian pundits writing off Blackcaps chances .
The two sides will meet in Australia in less than two weeks.They think New Zealand will struggle with the Aussie pace attack on their flat wickets.

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