Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood (AFP Photo)

Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the Pakistan ODIs in UAE but is confident of getting fit for the ICC World Cup 2019.

Hazlewood suffered a stress fracture during the fourth and final Test against India in January. The injury also ruled him out of this month’s limited-overs tour of India. The 28-year-old will undergo scan on Friday, the results of which will paint a better picture as to how long his recovery will take.

“Everything feels fine, training is coming along nicely, progressing every week,” Hazlewood told reporters on Thursday. “I think we’ll just work back from the World Cup actually, and make sure everything is right for that. I think we’ll know a lot more after the scans.”

In 44 ODIs, Hazlewood has 72 wickets at 25.15 with an economy of 4.73. He was part of Australia’s record-extending title win in 2015 when they beat New Zealand in the summit clash to lift the trophy for a fifth time.

Even though he is going to expect international matches, the right-arm quick will get match fit through warm-up matches leading up to the World Cup that starts from May 30 in England.

“We have three (warm-up) games in Brisbane in May against New Zealand, and maybe three when we get over to England. That’s six one-day games and quite enough to be ready I think,” Hazlewood said.