Hazlewood: We haven’t discussed Ashes selections


The Australia selectors will have a difficult choice deciding which fast bowler to leave out of the first Ashes Test in July but Josh Hazlewood said the players themselves have not discussed it.

Hazlewood took a career-best, and timely, five-wicket haul on the third day of the second Test against the West Indies to remind the selectors of his worth to the team.

With Ryan Harris, not on the Caribbean tour, returning for the Ashes the Aussies will have to choose three paceman from Hazlewood, Harris and left-armers Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc.

While Starc and Hazlewood have been the form bowlers over the last few months, Johnson terrorised the England team in the last Ashes with his pace and, according to selector Mark Waugh, is still the leader of the attack.

Everyone, it seems, is vying for Ashes positions but Hazlewood says the bowlers have not talked about the tour to the UK or who might play in the Ashes.

Hazlewood said: "We haven't really talked about it at all. We're just worrying about what we're doing out in the middle. We're all complementing each other very well out there. We're all different bowlers.

"I think if we just keep doing that we can just worry about the selection when it comes down the track."