Josh Hazlewood says pacers hold the key for Australia at World Cup 2023

Aussie seamer Josh Hazlewood said Australia will rely on their specialist seamers to lead the charge for another title in the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2023. 

Hazlewood says pacers hold the key for Australia at WC 2023
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What did Josh Hazlewood say?

In the aftermath of all-rounders bowling upfront in the South Africa series, RCB man Hazlewood believes that once skipper Pat Cummins and premier fast bowler Mitchell Starc return, the trio of them are likely to share the new ball ahead of the buildup to the World Cup. 

“I expect with Mitch and Pat back, we'll probably share the first 10 overs between us more often than not. With Mitch and Pat coming in hopefully for the India series before the World Cup, there's still a lot of games to go, no doubt the quicks will play a huge part not only here but at the World Cup as well,” the Tamworth-born pacer told reporters.

Australia are in the cscendency having taken a 2-0 lead against South Africa in a five-match series and Hazlewood believes that this series has provided the baggy greens with a great platform to add bench strength and competition for places. 

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“It's definitely great to have some younger guys here pushing us and getting some match experience and creating that depth within the squad. We're ticking along nicely, I think, and it's just about keeping building towards the World Cup,” Hazlewood claimed.

Can Australia fire at World Cup 2023?

Considering the fact that the World Cup will be played in India, where most surfaces are either batting or spin-friendly, the Kangaroos will face an uphill task. Especially with a relatively inexperienced spin attack, the pacers and batter will have to do most of the heavy lifting.  

The five-time champions will play their first game against host India on 8 October.

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