‘Hazlewood’s run rate comment was a joke’

By Reuters
June 15, 2024
Australia's Pat Cummins (left) and Josh Hazlewood (right). — AFP/file

GROS ISLET: Australia’s Pat Cummins said they never considered going easy on Scotland in their final group match to eliminate England from the Twenty20 World Cup and that comments by Josh Hazlewood suggesting they may bottle up the run rate were made in jest.

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Australia have already cla“I was speaking to Joshy, who had a bit of a joke about it the other day, and think it got taken a little bit out of context,” Cummins said of Hazlewood’s comments.

“We’ll go there and just try and play Scotland, who have had a really good tournament so far and will be tough. “It’s (net run rate) something you kind of discuss as one of the quirks of the set-up but in terms of does it change the way we play? Absolutely not.

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