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."

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