Ashes Scout: Hazlewood hopeful, Cummins delivers blunt response to Bazball, Murphy follows Ashwin’s lead

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04: Pat Cummins of Australia congradulates Josh Hazlewood of Australia aftrer taking his wicket during day five of the First Test match between Australia and the West Indies at Optus Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by James Worsfold/Getty Images)

Forgotten quick Josh Hazlewood is close to bowling at full pace and is increasingly confident he will be fit for Australia’s World Test Championship final.

Despite leaving the Indian Premier League early due to a side issue, the 32-year-old was included in Australia’s 15-man squad to face India at The Oval.

Hazlewood is ramping up his bowling loads at training and could surge into the XI for the WTC decider, starting on June 7.

“My fitness is pretty good and it is just a matter of ticking off every session from here,” Hazlewood told the ICC website.

“We will probably have anywhere from three to four more sessions – bat versus ball and then a couple of longer days in the nets as well or centre wicket down in London – so it is just ticking off those last few boxes and pulling up well from every session.

(Photo by James Worsfold/Getty Images)

“It was pretty close (to full pace in Tuesday’s session). 

“I came down for a little bowl (on Monday) just to

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