Australia in England 2010 June 10, 2010

Johnson ruled out of England ODIs

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Josh Hazlewood, the teenage fast bowler, has been catapulted into Australia's one-day squad after Mitchell Johnson was ruled out of the series in England with an elbow infection. Australia are hopeful Johnson will be fit for the two Tests against Pakistan that follow the limited-overs portion of the tour.

"Mitchell had an infected right elbow during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, which had resolved towards the end of the tournament," Alex Kountouris, the team physio, said. "Since returning to Australia he has had a flare-up of the condition and is currently being treated for it.

"As part of the treatment he requires specialist medical management over the coming weeks and as such he's been ruled out of the six ODIs against Ireland and England. It is hoped that he will make a full recovery in time to join the tour and take part in the Twenty20 internationals and the Test series against Pakistan in England."

Johnson has had his right arm tattooed since the Australian summer, but it is unclear whether that had anything to do with the infection. His absence could open the door for Australia's youngest ever one-day international debutant, as Hazlewood doesn't turn 20 until next January.

The only two men to have played ODIs for Australia at 19 are Ray Bright and Craig McDermott, but if Hazlewood debuts on this trip he will beat them by roughly three months. Although his one-day form for New South Wales has been solid rather than brilliant, Hazlewood was a standout in Australia's Under-19 World Cup-winning side this year and has been marked down as a star of the future.

"Josh Hazlewood has been identified as one of a crop of young fast bowlers who the national selection panel consider can impact for Australia at international level," Andrew Hilditch, the chairman of selectors, said. "He will be well suited to English conditions and this provides a great opportunity for him to be part of the Australian setup on a tour of Ireland and England. We are sure if he gets an opportunity he will perform very well."

The Australians fly out on Friday for their tour of the British Isles, which begins with a one-day international against Ireland in Dublin next Thursday. That is followed by five ODIs against England, two Twenty20s with Pakistan and two Tests against Pakistan.

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  • POSTED BY on | June 11, 2010, 15:14 GMT

    This may be the best for australia but they should have prefered dirk nannes over josh haselwood because he brings the pace and consistency which needs in fast bowling.Heartly congrats to josh for getting a chance in the team which lacks in class so some thing is in him for which selectors have preferd over many good players. BEST OF LUCK JOSH

  • POSTED BY s.sreekant on | June 11, 2010, 11:42 GMT

    its no use picking bracken,they need look into future no use of sticking with experienced fellows who are just come out of injuries cutting is injured,i know he is too young but if they knew he has a potential then he needs to gt the taste of international cricket,at least they should have selected rimmington and is james pattinson injured???????

  • POSTED BY tomemy on | June 11, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    A good option from the selectors, especially with a World Cup just around the corner. Would have much preferred Peter George though, at least he has the figures on the board.

  • POSTED BY on | June 11, 2010, 10:22 GMT

    @Sally Parker, Must be exciting to see a person like Josh who studied with you in your own class doing what he loves best in front of the whole world.

  • POSTED BY on | June 11, 2010, 8:10 GMT

    They are not Australian selectors for no reason they have done the right thing. I just hope they stick with Josh unlike with Phil Hughes. He is an amazing cricketer and will only improve with this high level exprience. Having seen him play its safe to say he's not undeveloped he has a steady head on his shoulders. He will do the job

  • POSTED BY on | June 11, 2010, 1:12 GMT

    Australian selectors once again following thier policy of picking blues with a hand full of games in the face of both much more expirenced and talented players as well as common sence

  • POSTED BY Winsome on | June 10, 2010, 19:57 GMT

    Ben Cutting is injured.

    I don't get why they have picked Hazlewood either, he is just too young and undeveloped. There are far more experienced bowlers, even Bracks would have been worth a shout at this late stage.

  • POSTED BY nazmur on | June 10, 2010, 17:28 GMT

    Hope Josh gets a chance and does well in England.I have seen him in under 19 WC and he did really well there. He must be better than Ben Cutting, Peter George, A.Mcdormet, M.Starc or T.Copeland all of those fast men are older than him.Looking at them boys I must say Aussie bench is really strong.Australia probably have found their next leading test man in Josh who could become a great combination of G.Mcgrath(line and length) and W.Younis(swing).

  • POSTED BY on | June 10, 2010, 11:05 GMT

    I'm so excited and happy for Josh! He was in my class in high school, always knew he'd go far!

  • POSTED BY Wizza9994 on | June 10, 2010, 7:43 GMT

    Strange they would go for a New South Welshman.

  • POSTED BY on | June 11, 2010, 15:14 GMT

    This may be the best for australia but they should have prefered dirk nannes over josh haselwood because he brings the pace and consistency which needs in fast bowling.Heartly congrats to josh for getting a chance in the team which lacks in class so some thing is in him for which selectors have preferd over many good players. BEST OF LUCK JOSH

  • POSTED BY s.sreekant on | June 11, 2010, 11:42 GMT

    its no use picking bracken,they need look into future no use of sticking with experienced fellows who are just come out of injuries cutting is injured,i know he is too young but if they knew he has a potential then he needs to gt the taste of international cricket,at least they should have selected rimmington and is james pattinson injured???????

  • POSTED BY tomemy on | June 11, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    A good option from the selectors, especially with a World Cup just around the corner. Would have much preferred Peter George though, at least he has the figures on the board.

  • POSTED BY on | June 11, 2010, 10:22 GMT

    @Sally Parker, Must be exciting to see a person like Josh who studied with you in your own class doing what he loves best in front of the whole world.

  • POSTED BY on | June 11, 2010, 8:10 GMT

    They are not Australian selectors for no reason they have done the right thing. I just hope they stick with Josh unlike with Phil Hughes. He is an amazing cricketer and will only improve with this high level exprience. Having seen him play its safe to say he's not undeveloped he has a steady head on his shoulders. He will do the job

  • POSTED BY on | June 11, 2010, 1:12 GMT

    Australian selectors once again following thier policy of picking blues with a hand full of games in the face of both much more expirenced and talented players as well as common sence

  • POSTED BY Winsome on | June 10, 2010, 19:57 GMT

    Ben Cutting is injured.

    I don't get why they have picked Hazlewood either, he is just too young and undeveloped. There are far more experienced bowlers, even Bracks would have been worth a shout at this late stage.

  • POSTED BY nazmur on | June 10, 2010, 17:28 GMT

    Hope Josh gets a chance and does well in England.I have seen him in under 19 WC and he did really well there. He must be better than Ben Cutting, Peter George, A.Mcdormet, M.Starc or T.Copeland all of those fast men are older than him.Looking at them boys I must say Aussie bench is really strong.Australia probably have found their next leading test man in Josh who could become a great combination of G.Mcgrath(line and length) and W.Younis(swing).

  • POSTED BY on | June 10, 2010, 11:05 GMT

    I'm so excited and happy for Josh! He was in my class in high school, always knew he'd go far!

  • POSTED BY Wizza9994 on | June 10, 2010, 7:43 GMT

    Strange they would go for a New South Welshman.

  • POSTED BY pj1972 on | June 10, 2010, 7:23 GMT

    Surprise Surprise, Hazelwood is a blue bagger and he gets picked. Yet more evidence of NSW bias on the selection committee, nothing new - been going on for years.

  • POSTED BY whippersnapper on | June 10, 2010, 7:14 GMT

    Not sure he's ready, but worth a crack. Good luck to him. Tait, Nannes, Bracken?

  • POSTED BY DiVa1 on | June 10, 2010, 7:12 GMT

    The yougest ever Australian- surely you mean yougest ever Australian male/boy!

    Quoting a reliable source "Ellyse Perry became the youngest Australian ever to play cricket when she made her debut in the second ODI of the Rose Bowl series at Darwin in July 2007 before her 17th birthday" Source: cricinfo Australia >Players>Perry EA

  • POSTED BY bjcm12 on | June 10, 2010, 7:03 GMT

    Sad to see Mitch missing out but happy to hear Josh is in. Wish Aussies all the very best at the start itself - their march to the Ashes. Hope Ricky Ponting will achieve his feat by regaining ashes in English soil.

    Ricky needs to put up ate least 03 to 04 centuries and show that the difference between the two teams is him in England. Lot is expected from North, Huss and Clark. Bowlers should target Trott and Bell the most.

  • POSTED BY TumTum on | June 10, 2010, 6:58 GMT

    Hazlewood is a future star, hope he gets a game.

  • POSTED BY on | June 10, 2010, 6:49 GMT

    Australia r gone now 4 sure... their bowling attack will have no experience without Johnson who has been an exceptional spearhead 4 Australia sooo far... but u still neva know wat Hazlewood myt produce since Aus has immense talent...

  • POSTED BY on | June 10, 2010, 6:39 GMT

    Another New South Welshman picked before playing much. Remind anyone of Dave Warner or Phil Hughes. Better options would include Ben Cutting and Dirk Nannes.

  • POSTED BY bowzer on | June 10, 2010, 6:26 GMT

    Is Nathan Bracken already in the squad or has he been overlooked again?

  • POSTED BY Josh_Schon81 on | June 10, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    Although Mitch is a loss - I don't mind this decision. The selectors have recently brought in Harris and McKay to our pace attack, and they aren't exactly young. So Hazelwood is a good choice, but I would've also been happy NSW quick Trent Copeland, QLD quick Ben Cutting, SA quick Peter George or Vic AllRounder John Hastings. As for the Matty Wade decision, I thought Chris Hartley was much more deserving.......

  • POSTED BY Puppster23 on | June 10, 2010, 6:00 GMT

    Good opportunity for Hazelwood to impress ahead of the Ashes, he definitely is the real deal, bowls gr8 areas and has all the makings of developing into a very good quick.

  • POSTED BY gzawilliam on | June 10, 2010, 5:39 GMT

    Hazlewood must really be in the selectors mind for the future as with only 8 domestic one matches he is way inexperienced. This must be such a slap in the face to more experienced players who deserve to be in the squad and need the experience of touring just as badly as josh.

    Ben Cutting would have been my choice. Or possibly swan fro qld aswell. These guys have played more games, looked more dangerous and are just as young in terms of international experience.

    I just hope josh gets a game when the stakes aren't too high. We don't need another battle shy bowler like Ben Laughlin or brett geeves who have had their chance and got a shelacking by quality batsmen.

    Good luck josh

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  • POSTED BY gzawilliam on | June 10, 2010, 5:39 GMT

    Hazlewood must really be in the selectors mind for the future as with only 8 domestic one matches he is way inexperienced. This must be such a slap in the face to more experienced players who deserve to be in the squad and need the experience of touring just as badly as josh.

    Ben Cutting would have been my choice. Or possibly swan fro qld aswell. These guys have played more games, looked more dangerous and are just as young in terms of international experience.

    I just hope josh gets a game when the stakes aren't too high. We don't need another battle shy bowler like Ben Laughlin or brett geeves who have had their chance and got a shelacking by quality batsmen.

    Good luck josh

  • POSTED BY Puppster23 on | June 10, 2010, 6:00 GMT

    Good opportunity for Hazelwood to impress ahead of the Ashes, he definitely is the real deal, bowls gr8 areas and has all the makings of developing into a very good quick.

  • POSTED BY Josh_Schon81 on | June 10, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    Although Mitch is a loss - I don't mind this decision. The selectors have recently brought in Harris and McKay to our pace attack, and they aren't exactly young. So Hazelwood is a good choice, but I would've also been happy NSW quick Trent Copeland, QLD quick Ben Cutting, SA quick Peter George or Vic AllRounder John Hastings. As for the Matty Wade decision, I thought Chris Hartley was much more deserving.......

  • POSTED BY bowzer on | June 10, 2010, 6:26 GMT

    Is Nathan Bracken already in the squad or has he been overlooked again?

  • POSTED BY on | June 10, 2010, 6:39 GMT

    Another New South Welshman picked before playing much. Remind anyone of Dave Warner or Phil Hughes. Better options would include Ben Cutting and Dirk Nannes.

  • POSTED BY on | June 10, 2010, 6:49 GMT

    Australia r gone now 4 sure... their bowling attack will have no experience without Johnson who has been an exceptional spearhead 4 Australia sooo far... but u still neva know wat Hazlewood myt produce since Aus has immense talent...

  • POSTED BY TumTum on | June 10, 2010, 6:58 GMT

    Hazlewood is a future star, hope he gets a game.

  • POSTED BY bjcm12 on | June 10, 2010, 7:03 GMT

    Sad to see Mitch missing out but happy to hear Josh is in. Wish Aussies all the very best at the start itself - their march to the Ashes. Hope Ricky Ponting will achieve his feat by regaining ashes in English soil.

    Ricky needs to put up ate least 03 to 04 centuries and show that the difference between the two teams is him in England. Lot is expected from North, Huss and Clark. Bowlers should target Trott and Bell the most.

  • POSTED BY DiVa1 on | June 10, 2010, 7:12 GMT

    The yougest ever Australian- surely you mean yougest ever Australian male/boy!

    Quoting a reliable source "Ellyse Perry became the youngest Australian ever to play cricket when she made her debut in the second ODI of the Rose Bowl series at Darwin in July 2007 before her 17th birthday" Source: cricinfo Australia >Players>Perry EA

  • POSTED BY whippersnapper on | June 10, 2010, 7:14 GMT

    Not sure he's ready, but worth a crack. Good luck to him. Tait, Nannes, Bracken?