Hazlewood is a member of the Australia squad who’re set to face 50-over world champions England in three Twenty20 and three one-day internationals from September 4-16.
Following his Australia stint, the 29-year-old Hazlewood is ready to go to the United Arab Emirates, the place IPL 2020 is being staged due to Covid-19 disaster in India, and play for the Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni.
But IPL officers have reported that 13 Super Kings personnel, together with two gamers, examined optimistic for coronavirus throughout assessments administered from August 20-28 and have been remoted.
“The franchise, we have a group WhatsApp, with all the information that comes through, it’s, obviously, a little bit of a concern, yeah,” Hazlewood instructed reporters in a convention name from Australia’s coaching base in Southampton on Monday. “You ideally would don’t have any circumstances.
“They are, clearly, in quarantine now and I feel they end up over the subsequent few days. All my focus is, clearly, on this event for the time being. Once that IPL turns into nearer, we’ll suppose extra about that.”
The Australia squad are at the moment in a bio-secure bubble at Southampton, the venue for a T20 sequence that begins on Friday, earlier than they journey to Manchester for the one-dayers.
Several worldwide sides have already toured England this season, with Hazlewood saying: “They have, clearly, had West Indies, Pakistan and England by way of already, ironed out a number of kinks, I believe. We are in all probability spending extra time with one another than we might usually, which is an effective factor.”
Hazlewood has performed 51 Tests and 48 ODIS however appeared in simply seven Twenty20 internationals, the final in opposition to India at Mohali in 2016.
Nevertheless, Hazlewood, who took 1-33 in seven overs throughout an intra-squad warm-up match at Southampton on Sunday as a Pat Cummins XI defeated an Aaron Finch XI, nonetheless harbours hope of breaking into the Twenty20 crew forward of subsequent yr’s T20 World Cup in India.
“I’m fairly conscious of the place I sit roughly,” he said. “The crew retains profitable and the fellows are going nicely, particularly the bowling unit.”
England beat Australia within the semi-finals of final yr’s World Cup earlier than defeating New Zealand in an exciting last at Lord’s. They stay a formidable white-ball aspect as they confirmed when, with captain Eoin Morgan top-scoring with 66, they chased down a stiff goal of 196 to beat Pakistan by 5 wickets within the second T20 worldwide at Old Trafford on Sunday.
England might embrace the likes of Joe Root and Jos Buttler after they title their squad for the Australia sequence later Monday, having beforehand saved their Test and restricted overs squads in separate ‘bubbles’ this season.
“They had an excellent chase in opposition to Pakistan, in order that they know their roles and their white-ball crew is nearly as good as ever,” Hazlewood stated.
Asked who had stood out for him these days, Hazlewood pinpointed two batsmen: “It’s in all probability a number of of the brand new guys who I have never seen a substantial amount of: Tommy Banton, Dawid Malan — I’ve seen him however he is within the runs once more.
“Eoin Morgan runs a really good ship in the white-ball stuff. It is a tough gig…England are flying at the moment. It’s always tough here but we expect to win every game we play.”
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