Hazlewood ruled out of WTC final vs India due to side strain; Neser gets call-up

Updated: Jun 4 2023 7:35PM

London, Jun 4 (PTI) Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was on Sunday ruled out of the World Test Championship final after failing to recover from the side strain he picked up during his IPL stint, dealing a huge blow to his side ahead of the marquee match against India.

The WTC final is scheduled at the Oval from June 7-11.

Pacer Michael Neser replaced Hazlewood in the squad as the selectors hoped that the latter will recover to be fit for the Ashes series.