November 29, 2008

Australian cricket

Ooh, aah, is it the next McGrath?

Peter English

Look out for New South Wales’ Josh Hazlewood, a 17-year-old who has lots of similarities to Glenn McGrath. The Australian’s Andrew Faulkner talks to a young man who can bowl – and bat.

Thrust into the media spotlight after taking four wickets for New South Wales against New Zealand in a tour match this month, Hazlewood understands the McGrath comparisons are inevitable. "We're both from the country and have similar actions, so the media has focused on that a bit," he said. "I'm happy with that, but you try to put it out of your mind. You try to ignore it as much as you can."


Peter English is former Australasia editor of ESPNcricinfo

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