Ac­tion tweak for Ha­zle­wood

Mercury (Hobart) - - SOCCER -

Shaun could re­place Stoinis in the team and brother Mitchell would re­place him in the squad.

Mitchell Marsh was due to fly to Eng­land on Fri­day as part of the Aus­tralia A squad.

If Stoinis re­ceives the green light, Marsh will head to Northamp­ton, where Aus­tralia A plays a 50-over game to­mor­row week.

Aus­tralia mean­while will stick with the bat­ting game plan that was ques­tioned by Virat Kohli when it chases a 3-1 start to the World Cup against Pak­istan tonight.

Coach Justin Langer said he was “re­ally con­fi­dent” in the tac­tics that left his bats­men re­quir­ing 115 runs from 10 overs against In­dia on Sun­day, which Aus­tralia lost by 36.

Langer also gave Nathan Coul­ter-Nile (1-63) a tick, though it has emerged the third seamer’s er­ratic first overs could see him dropped.

Coul­ter-Nile has com­bined fig­ures of 0-43 from his past four first overs in games, con­ced­ing nine bound­aries. TEST quick Josh Ha­zle­wood has “tweaked” his bowl­ing ac­tion to avoid any re­peat of the back is­sues which cost him a berth at the World Cup.

And the 2015 World Cup win­ner hasn’t com­pletely given up on help­ing the Aussies go back-to-back, vow­ing to play most of the five Aus­tralia A one-day fixtures in Eng­land be­gin­ning next Fri­day to be on “standby” should any bowler get in­jured.

The 28-year-old was di­ag­nosed with a stress frac­ture af­ter the 2-1 Test se­ries loss to In­dia last sum­mer and de­spite re­sum­ing bowl­ing in April was over­looked for the World Cup.

Ha­zle­wood re­vealed he had been work­ing with NSW bowl­ing coach An­dre Adams and made some “lit­tle changes” to his ac­tion. The Test vice-cap­tain is back to bowl­ing at full speed and was hop­ing to play up to 70 per cent of the “A” games to get him­self ready for the Ashes, which be­gin in Birm­ing­ham on Au­gust 1.

“I had to make a few lit­tle changes to my ac­tion. So I’ve been do­ing some tech­nique work for about two months now,” Ha­zle­wood said.

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