Australia’s star pacer Josh Hazlewood bowled out Team India captain Virat Kohli thrice in the three-match ODI series but believes that there will be a fresh start in the Test series. The four-match Test series between India and Australia will begin on 17 December.
Virat will play in the first Test match of the series after which he will return home on Paternity Leave. The first Test match of the series will be played in Adelaide in day-night format.
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Hazlewood said, ‘No .. I don’t think I will have any edge against him (Virat). My luck against him with the white ball. This can help you in the next format, but I think this will be a new beginning. The story is different from the pink ball. He did well with the red ball last year.
Hazelwood, 29, said, “Starting against him is also important. Playing two innings in the same Test, it is essential that we start well against them and end their impact in both innings.
Hazlewood, who has played 114 international matches for Australia so far, said about bowling from the pink ball, saying that his team would prefer to bowl at night as the ball moves more in the lights. Hazlewood also admitted that the advantage to the bowler also depends on whether the ball is new or old.
He said, ‘If we see our tour of England, James Anderson and Stuart Broad were swinging the ball at night and the match was ending quickly. Conversely, when you have an old ball at night and two batsmen are performing well, it becomes much easier. It depends on when the new ball arrives.