Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood had a good game against South Africa in Australia’s opening game of the 20-20 World Cup. The pacer took two wickets and gave away just 19 runs in Abu Dhabi. His spell upfront was pivotal in restricting the team to a modest total of 118. Predominately, Hazlewood likes to stick with consistent lines and lengths, exactly what he did against South Africa and reaped benefits of the same. Generally, in T20Is bowlers tends to try a lot of stuff but Hazlewood believes that sticking to good line lengths is key irrespective of the format.
“Chatting about how batters are probably expecting that you to change if you are hit for four or six. Think the wickets are a little different here as well, but it’s about to keep doing the same thing and make them hit fours and sixes off your good deliveries- just above the stumps, a hard length,” Hazlewood said to ESPN Cricinfo.
Hazlewood further opined that every game is different and as a player, it is about getting things right during training and preparation in order to execute those during match days.
“Every game is different and that’s what I’ve learned over the last few weeks. It’s about getting everything in order at training and preparing yourself for anything, then summing it up as a bowling group once you are out there,” he added.
After getting a win over South Africa, Australia have a few days of rest before they take on Sri Lanka on Thursday (October 28) at the Dubai International Stadium.