Josh Hazlewood ruled out of India tour

The fast bowler suffered a side strain on Tuesday in Australia’s first Test in the ongoing Bangladesh tour.

Josh Hazlewood is “going to be hard to replace,” his fast bowling partner Pat Cummins contended.   -  Getty Images

Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was ruled out of the upcoming limited-overs series against India after suffering a side strain during the first Test against Bangladesh. The injury, suffered on the third day of the match, also ruled him out of the second Test of its ongoing tour.

Hazlewood suffered the strain while bowling the second over of the third day. He looked in considerable discomfort as Ashton Agar finished the over. “He’s (Hazlewood) going to be really hard to replace,” his fast bowling partner Pat Cummins said at the end of the day. “He’s played all but one of the last 30 Tests. He said it is going to be pretty hard sitting at home watching, he hasn’t done that for three or four years. So he’s a big member around the group,” Cummins said.

Australia is scheduled to play five ODIs against India, September 17 onwards. The ODI series will be followed by three Twenty20 internationals.