In a recent interview, Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood praised Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) colleagues Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj before the much-anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at The Oval. Hazlewood commended Kohli’s relentless work ethic, emphasizing his exceptional fitness levels, skill development, and unwavering intensity during training sessions, positively impacting the entire team’s performance.
Furthermore, Hazlewood applauded Siraj’s outstanding performance as RCB’s leading wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League (IPL), acknowledging his exceptional control and remarkable economy rate, even in challenging conditions at RCB’s home ground. The pacer expressed confidence in his fitness and preparation for the WTC final, mentioning that he is nearing his full bowling pace and will continue focusing on training and recovery. Despite a shortened IPL stint due to a side issue, Hazlewood assured fans that he had recovered well and is gradually building up his form for the upcoming crucial match. He expressed his enthusiasm for playing India at a neutral venue like England, recognizing the unique challenges and dynamics it brings to the game.