The final match of the World Test Championship 2023 will be played between India and Australia from June 7. This match will be played at the K Oval ground in London. However, before this match, the Australian team has received a big blow. The team’s veteran fast bowler Josh Hazlewood could not be fit in time, thus he is not part of Australia’s squad for the WTC final. Meanwhile, Australia has replaced him with Michael Nesser, a medium fast bowler. Who exactly is Nesser? Who was suddenly included in the Australia team, let us know in this article…
Who is Michael Nesser?
All-rounder Michael Neser is a 33-year-old player of South African origin. He last played for Australia in December 2022 against the West Indies. In this way, he has been included in the team once again. However, this time the match is different. Nesser has played only 2 Tests and 2 ODIs for Australia so far.
He has taken 7 wickets in Tests at an economy rate of 2.49 and bowling at an average of 16.71. Also, he has taken 2 wickets in ODIs at an economy rate of 7.19. Talking about Nesir’s domestic cricket career, he has taken 347 wickets in 96 first-class matches. Meanwhile his economy was 2.83, while the average was 23.5. Not only this, he has also scored 3080 runs at an average of 26.78 while batting. It includes 3 centuries and 15 fifties.
Neser has also played in IPL
Michael Nesser made his IPL debut in 2013. He joined Punjab Kings team in 2013 season. However, he could only play one match that season. He made his debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was also heavily washed in that match. Neser had spent 64 runs in 4 overs in that match.
That turned out to be his first and last IPL season. After this he never got a chance to play in IPL again. Also, Naser has been a part of Australia’s prestigious Big Bash League tournament. However, it seems difficult for him to play in the WTC final against India. Because, Australia team can prefer Scott Boland as the third bowler. (who is michael neser which replaced josh hazlewood australia ind vs aus wtc final 2023 know here)
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