Hazlewood feeling fresh ahead of Boxing Day


Josh Hazlewood says Australia are targeting another quick win against West Indies in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

It took Australia just two-and-a-half days to register a massive innings and 212-run win over the Windies in the first Test at Hobart, and Hazlewood is intent on a similar result in the second.

The 24-year-old has set out to play all six Tests this summer and another early finish at the MCG would go a long way to helping him achieve that, however the paceman has insisted his body is holding up well.

"I'm feeling the same as I have before every other Test this summer. The body is feeling really good," Hazlewood said.

"We obviously had a pretty decent break after Hobart.

"I'm feeling good. These two Tests (Melbourne and Sydney) are back to back but we'll play it by ear and see how I go after this Test."

Not that Hazlewood is preaching impatience.

In fact, he thinks patience is what will win the day for the Australians, as the Windies look to put up a braver fight than they could muster in Hobart.

"Probably the more you try to wrap a game up quickly; you get impatient and get a bit greedy. You look to go after wickets," he said.

"As a bowling group the way we started in Tassie I think was perfect, nice and patient and built that pressure.

"Then the wickets came, so I think we'll be looking to do that again."