Josh Hazlewood, an Australian bowler, has praised Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj, colleagues with Royal Challengers Bangalore, ahead of the World Test Championship final matchup against India at The Oval beginning June 7.
Hazlewood, who has struggled with many ailments over the last six months, was forced to end his time in the IPL due to a side injury. He believes, nevertheless, that he is not far from bowling at full strength as Australia prepares for the important final.
Hazlewood claimed Kohli's work ethic is what makes him the player he is while discussing the Indian superstar, whose wicket he will be attempting to take at The Oval.
“I believe that (what sticks out) is probably how hard he works. His physical condition comes first, followed by his skill development, in particular his hitting and fielding.
He always arrives at the training facility first and departs last. Additionally, he trains constantly at such a high intensity that it pulls everyone else along with him. Hazlewood told the ICC that this may spread to the other players and help them as well.
I was a little late getting there (to RCB this year), but before then he was on fire,” Hazlwood said of RCB's top wicket-taker Siraj, who is anticipated to play a significant role in the WTC final.
He consistently ranks among the top wicket takers, and his economy rate—which was six or six and a half overs per over at Chinnaswamy, the home field of the Royal Challengers Bangalore—was likely the deciding factor. He bowls effectively and has excellent control.