Pacer Josh Hazlewood feels Eoin Morgan's men are clueless about how to get better of Australia in the World Cup opener at Melbourne
Sydney: Australian Pacer Josh Hazlewood yesterday said England players will have no clue how to beat them in their World Cup opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on February 14.
Australia's Josh Hazlewood (third from right) celebrates the wicket of England's Ian Bell during the tri-series final in Perth on Sunday. Pic/AFP
Australia have won 13 of their last 15 one-day internationals (ODIs) encounters at home. The 24-year-old further said that the Englishmen will be left "scratching their heads" on how to get on top of the hosts when they meet in the quadrennial event.
"I don't think they quite know how to beat us yet, especially in Australia. We've obviously proved that over the last few years and especially in this series again, beating them a few times," Hazlewood was quoted as saying by the Cricket Australia website.
Meanwhile, Aussie all-rounder James Faulkner will miss the opening match against England and his subsequent involvement in the tournament remains unclear after scans confirmed he has suffered a side strain.