Hazlewood keen on change of approach

25 January 2018 23:28:25 GMTPlus11

Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood reckons Australia may need a new approach to help them transition between Tests and limited-overs cricket.

It's been a contrasting summer between Australia's 4-0 Ashes success against England and their poor run of results in ODIs.

And Hazlewood feels bowlers should consider practising one-day skills during Test series as a way of helping them transition to white-ball cricket.

There's been continuity between the Australia attack, with Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc moving from one format to the other.

But the team have lost their past four matches in which the star trio have played together, and the fact that there were only six days from the Ashes to the start of the one-dayers hasn't helped them adjust.

We can learn and do those things differently next time.

Josh Hazlewood

England have used a near new attack with Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali the only bowlers to have played in both the Ashes and this series.

Steve Smith's bowlers conceded 76 runs from the last six overs in the third ODI at the SCG, and Hazlewood believes trialling a different approach could give Australia their best chance for success in all formats.

"You now need to work on those skills from time to time," he said.

"Maybe it's a session here or there around test cricket you can work on those skills with the white ball. We can learn and do those things differently next time.

"You still want your best bowlers playing. It's that transition. We haven't quite transitioned from test cricket to one-day cricket as well as we could have."

Selectors have used nine frontline fast bowlers in the 14 game since the end of the last international summer, with Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye brought in during this series.

Hazlewood feels the newcomers will learn on the go, adding: "We'd love to have our first-choice attack ready to go all the time but the schedule with so much cricket that's not possible.

"It's good for these guys to get a run and learn from playing along guys like Starc, Cummins and myself."

Australia are 1.80 to win the fourth ODI against England, who are 2.00. Josh Hazlewood is 3.75 to be Australia's top bowler.

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