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3 Australian bowlers who can take a hattrick in Ashes 2023

Ashes 2023 can be an absolute showdown for Australian bowlers

In a game dominated by the batters, more often than not it’s the bowlers who create the difference between two teams. A spell of fiery bowling can rattle a ‘famed’ opposition batting line-up and turn the match on its head. As Ashes 2023 rears its head up, it is high time that we start with our own speculations.

 In the upcoming Battle Royale between the English and the Aussies, bowling is once again in the spotlight. Let us look at some possible candidates who have it in them to claim a hattrick in the Ashes 2023 for Australia.

#1 Mitchell Starc can once again be the game changer in Ashes 2023

The veteran left arm pacer from New South Wales did well in the series against the West Indies and South Africa. He picked up 9 wickets in 4 innings in Australia’s clean sweep of the Carribeans. He played in the first two tests of the 3 match series against South Africa and took 8 wickets with Australia winning both the tests. He however had an injury marred tour to India where he could garner only 2 wickets in 3 innings. The conditions are expected to be pace friendly in England where Starc could prove to be lethal. He famously claimed 2 hat tricks in the same first class match against Western Australia for New South Wales in 2017, first in a first class match in 40 years. It won’t be surprising if he notches up another one in the Ashes.

#2 Josh Hazlewood is another dynamic name in Ashes 2023

The lanky right arm fast bowler from Australia currently has 222 wickets in 59 Test Matches for Australia at an average of 25.83. He suffered a side strain in the first test of the home series against the West Indies which ruled him out of the 2nd test and also the first two tests against the South Africans but not before he took 2 wickets in 2 innings. 

He made a comeback in the 3rd test against South Africa to take a brilliant 4-23 in the first innings ultimately ending with 5 wickets in the match. He does have a hattrick under his belt in a Warm-Up game against the West Indies in 2016. So, he remains a contender for a hattrick against the Britishers.

#3 Nathan Lyon is a mystery man

The New South Wales born Right arm off break bowler has been in red hot form of late. He has been consistently picking up wickets by handfuls and is a crucial cog in the Aussie wheel. He took 12 wickets in 4 innings against the Carribeans in their clean sweep at home. 

Against the South Africans, he picked up 10 wickets and in the away tour to India, on spin friendly wickets he returned with 21 wickets under his belt with 1 five wicket haul and another 8 wicket haul in an innings. The wickets in England aren’t expected to support spin much, but Lyon has enough weapons in his arsenal to make his presence felt. And who knows, maybe has a hat-trick up his sleeve!

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