Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the final Ashes test that will take place on January 14th in Hobart. He had failed to recover from his side strain injury and the team’s medical board has decided it is best for him to skip the final match. His team couldn’t benefit from his superb bowling skills after he got injured in the first match of the series, effectively ruling him out of the rest of the matches too.

Coach Justin Langer has given important updates regarding his fitness. “Unfortunately, Josh hasn’t come up,” coach Justin Langer said on Friday. Hopefully, he’ll be ready for the white-ball games. It’s been quite difficult for him, and he, like everyone else, has been eager to play in the Ashes series. He’s missed three games, so having one of our best fast bowlers out of the series is akin to England losing one of their best fast bowlers (in Jofra Archer)-we’ve been missing big Josh. ”

Even England has problems of their own to face with their squad. Jos Butler and Jonny Bairstow have both suffered injuries to their hands, and this has affected their team’s dismal form. CA has provided statements with further plans about how things will move from here. Hazlewood, the national selection panel, and the sports science and sports medicine committee all decided that he would spend the following three weeks in Sydney before joining the squad for the One-Day International Series against New Zealand and the T20 International Series against Sri Lanka. The New Zealand and Sri Lanka series will help him prepare for the Pakistan Test and white-ball trip, which begins in early March. ”

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