Glenn McGrath is currently the director of MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, India © Getty Images
Glenn McGrath is currently the director of MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, India © Getty Images

Oct 12, 2014

Former Australian player and legendary pacer Glenn McGrath feels young pacers Josh Hazlewood and Sean Abbott could feature in Australia’s ICC World Cup 2015 plans. McGrath was impressed with the attitude of the two pacers and felt they will find their chances in the next few months with other pacers grappling with injuries.

“Sean Abbott did quite well in his T20 the other night and he’s got a good attitude so it was good to see him get an opportunity — especially being a New South Welshman as well. With India coming out here it’s going to be an interesting series, and the nature of the beast with fast bowling is that it’s tough on the body, and there’s always going to be the odd injury here and there,” McGrath was quoted as saying by the official website of Cricket Australia. Abbott made his T20 debut against Pakistan a few days back.

On the other hand, 23-year-old Hazlewood spent some time with McGrath at the MRF Pace Academy in India. “Josh came over last year and did some work, and he looks really good. He bowls good areas, he can get the ball through well, he’s big, he’s strong and he’s got a great attitude.

“He’s had a little bit of a sniff of what it’s like to represent Australia and he’ll be in the mix this summer – I’m expecting big things of him in the next little while, and the next few years. He’s got what it takes to be successful at the top level, so I’m looking forward to see how he goes.” McGrath said.