Patience key in Hazlewood Test journey

Murray Wenzel
Josh Hazlewood says he has learnt the art of patience over the last five years

Patience has been his biggest learning since a Test debut but Josh Hazlewood can't wait to get his hands on a pink ball again in Adelaide.

The in-form Australian quick will begin his 50th Test on Friday as the hosts push for a 2-0 series win over Pakistan at a venue he rates his favourite.

A stress fracture ruled Hazlewood out of last year's day-night Test in Brisbane and he is eager to partake after a strong return during the Ashes series.

"The pink ball does swing for probably a bit longer and if you've got a new one at night we know what can happen," he said.

"I'm looking forward to getting it back in the hand, it's been quite a while."

Hazlewood averages close to 20 in four Adelaide Tests compared to 26.30 across his career and the pink ball under lights should only help his cause.

He won't expect instant results though, admitting his patience had slowly improved since a 2014 Test debut.

"I didn't know it was going to be this hard," he said.

"You learn patience ... once you get into Test cricket it's about building that pressure and patience and working on it all day.

"And a side is never going to roll over, I think that's a big one. That patience stands out for me."

Pakistan's pace attack copped some punishment in a lop-sided Brisbane Test but Hazlewood thinks their styles will prove more effective later this week.

"I think the Adelaide wicket and pink ball will suit them," he said.

"A lot of them have nice wrists and present a nice seam. So I think they will be able to swing it around.

"I think it will be hard work (for Australian batsmen), especially when it's new."