MCG cult hero Scott Boland may have an opportunity to repeat his 2021 heroics after being named in Australia’s XI for the Second Check towards South Africa.
Boland was uncertain of his spot within the squad with Josh Hazlewood proving his health and being out there for the Boxing Day Check.
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On Sunday morning Aussie skipper Pat Cummins gave Boland the perfect Christmas current by confirming he could be taking part in forward of Hazlewood.
Boland has grow to be a fan favorite amongst Aussie cricket trustworthy after producing some gorgeous performances throughout his 5 Assessments.
His massive second got here throughout the Boxing Day Check final yr when he ripped the guts out of England by producing an absurd 6-7 on debut.
Hazlewood has missed the previous two Assessments after sustaining a minor aspect pressure and loomed massive as a range nightmare for the second Check.
However Hazlewood declared himself not able to return, saving selectors from having to make the robust resolution.
Australian XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Inexperienced, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon.
The Boxing Day Check will get underway on Monday with the motion kicking off from 10:30am (AEDT) on the MCG.