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Hazlewood says he is 'barely' watching the World Cup
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Hazlewood says he is 'barely' watching the World Cup

Josh Hazlewood says he is hardly following the World Cup as his disappointment at not being picked for the tournament continues to worry him.

The 27-year-old was left out of the squad after sustaining a back injury, with selectors instead opting to prepare him for the Ashes which starts on August 1.

Now fully fit and raring to go, he said he had was trying to avoid the World Cup as much as he can and focus on other things.

"I'm trying to focus on what I'm doing up here," he told cricket.com.au Wednesday.

"I'll sit down at night and watch a couple of overs but I'm trying to steer clear of it a little bit.

"The more you watch something, the more you probably miss it. So I'm just trying to pretend it's not on, to a degree."

He also issued a warning for the English batsmen as he would be fully fit and fresh.

"I know I can do a great job when I'm physically pretty fresh and that's how I'm going to enter this Ashes, so I'm looking forward to it," he said.

Hazlewood is set to make his cricket return in the one-day format for Australia A starting June 20, before three red-ball fixtures starting on July 7.

"I've done as much as I can in the nets," he said. "It takes that time out in the middle now to get that extra couple of percent up to one hundred."