As Cricket Australia exploring options to save next summer’s Test series against India – fast bowler, Josh Hazlewood has come up with some suggestions for the board in order to host the highly-awaited battle between cricket’s two powerhouses. However, it’s ‘not ideal’ for a pacer to openly suggest his preference but without worrying about intricacies Hazlewood named – Adelaide Oval as the preferred venue for the Test series against India. Also Read - Virat Kohli Recalls How He Earned MS Dhoni's Trust For India Captaincy, Says Becoming Skipper Not Even in my Wildest Dreams

Most of the countries are under lockdown due to COVID-19 and it has wreaked havoc on sporting calendar across the world. A financially-weakened CA is desperate to host India to save the broadcast revenue from the contest. Also Read - BCCI Nominates Rohit Sharma For Khel Ratna; Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Deepti Sharma For Arjuna Award



“The bowlers and batters would probably be happy with that, it’s (Adelaide Oval) probably been the best cricket wicket the last four or five years,” Hazlewood was quoted as saying by the Australian media. Also Read - MCC Chief Kumar Sangakkara on Future of ICC T20 World Cup 2020, Says Too Early to Answer Any Questions

“It gives a bit to both batting and bowling, I wouldn’t mind it. It’s not ideal though. We want to get around to all parts of Australia and challenge ourselves on all those different wickets.”



India are scheduled to play four Tests, three ODIs and three Twenty20 International on their tour. The T20 series will be played ahead of the T20 World Cup, starting October.

Hazlewood is keeping himself busy with golf, gaming and gardening besides fitness regime during the lockdown period.

The 29-year-old lanky pacer is currently out of the Australian team and was targeting the now-postponed Indian Premier League (IPL) to impress the national selectors and secure his place in Australia’s T20 World Cup squad.

“If we don’t play another game before the World Cup it’s going to be tough to get into,” Hazlewood said.

“If an opportunity opens up, through injury or whatever, I’d take that. The IPL was going to be a good opportunity for me in T20 cricket, to hopefully do well for Chennai and put my name forward for that World Cup,” he added.