"It was obviously bitterly disappointing. It only comes around every four years. I was lucky enough to experience it on home soil last time. It'll probably hit me a bit once the tournament starts and you're watching on TV," Hazlewood was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
"It's pretty hard. It's not just a normal ODI series, it's a World Cup."
Selectors felt Hazlewood, who is recovering from a back injury he suffered in January, wouldn't have enough match practice going into the World Cup and thus, he should focus on building his fitness and prepare for the Ashes.
"Not playing cricket for four months went against me. I can see their side of things," he added while pointing at the reason for his exclusion.
"I guess if someone went down halfway through the tournament then my chances would be a bit better (compared to last week)," Hazlewood said.
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