Josh Hazlewood

Australia
Age
January 8, 1991 (30 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast medium

Josh Hazlewood is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who bats left-handed. The 29-year-old paceman has represented Australia in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Australia, Australia A, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, New South Wales, Australia Under-19, Australian XI, Sydney Sixers, Australians

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
51
19
16
54
11*
18
82
65.85
0
0
6
0
T20I
16
3
2
15
13*
15
9
166.67
0
0
1
1
Test
41
59
26
418
39
12.67
916
45.63
0
0
59
2
IPL
6
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
51
54
2890
2278
90
6/52
4.73
25.31
32.11
2
3
0
T20I
16
17
400
531
21
4/30
7.96
25.29
19.05
1
0
0
Test
41
85
9746
4441
167
6/67
2.73
26.59
58.36
5
7
0
IPL
6
6
132
172
4
2/40
7.82
43
33
0
0
0

Background

Known for his cricketing talent revealed at a young age, Hazlewood became the youngest ever player to represent New South Wales in first-class cricket at the age of 17. He played for the Australia U-19 squad in the U-19 World Cup in 2008. Two years later, he got a call-up to join the Australia ODI squad, ensuring that he was the youngest ever to make the cut.

Test Career

Hazlewood has taken 195 wickets in 51 Tests at 26.20 with the best bowling figures of 6/67. Josh played his first Test match against India in Brisbane in December 2014. In that match, India batted first and scored 408. Hazlewood took 5/68 in 23.2 overs, including the wickets of Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Dhoni and Ashwin. Australia replied with 505, taking a handy lead of 97. They then bowled out India for 224 and chased down the target of 128, with 4 wickets to spare. Josh took 2/74 in India’s second innings, with the wickets of Pujara and Dhoni. One of Hazlewood’s best performances in a Test came against New Zealand in Adelaide in November 2015. In that match, the Kiwis batted first and were bowled out for 202. Josh took 3/66, accounting for the dismissals of Guptill, Watling, and Southee. In a low-scoring game, Australia scored 224 to take a first-innings lead of 22 runs. That lead proved substantial as New Zealand collapsed to be all out for 208 in their second knock. This time around, Hazlewood grabbed 6/70, including the wickets of Latham, Guptill, Taylor, Watling, Craig and Boult. Set to score 187 to win, Australia managed to do it in 51 overs, with 3 wickets in hand. In December 2015, on the West Indies’ tour of Australia, the two sides played the first Test of a series in  Hobart. Batting first, the hosts scored 583/4 declared. The West Indies were bowled out for 223 with Josh Hazlewood returning bowling figures of 4/45, responsible for the wickets of Brathwaite, Ramdin, Roach and Taylor. In their second knock, the visitors were bowled out for 148. This time around, Hazlewood took 3 for 33, including the wickets of Brathwaite, Roach and Taylor. Hazlewood accomplished his best bowling in an innings against India in Bengaluru in March 2017. In that match, India batted first and were bowled out for 189. Australia made 276, taking a handy first-innings lead of 87 runs. In their second knock, India were bowled out for 274, thanks to Hazlewood’s haul of 6/67, responsible for the dismissals of Mukund, Pujara, Kohli, Jadeja, Nair and Yadav. However, chasing a modest target of 188 on a wicket helpful to bowlers proved a bridge too far for Australia who collapsed to be all out for 112. Josh’s last appearance in a Test match was made against New Zealand in Perth in December 2019.

ODI Career

Josh has played 48 ODIs and taken 78 wickets at 25.67 with the best bowling figures of 6/52. He played his first ODI against England in Southampton on 22 June 2010. He took 1/41, dismissing England opener Kieswetter in a game that England won by 4 wickets. On March 20, 2015, Australia and Pakistan met in a quarterfinal of the ICC World Cup in Adelaide. Batting first, Pakistan were bowled out for 213, thanks to Hazlewood’s haul of 4/35, accounting for the wickets of Ahmad Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi and Sohail Khan. Australia won the match, chasing down the target with 6 wickets and 16 overs to spare. Another memorable performance came in Bridgetown against the West Indies in July 2016. Batting first in the game, Australia scored 270/9. Replying, the West Indies were bowled out for 212, with Josh the wrecker-in-chief grabbing 5 wickets for 50, including those of Fletcher, Ramdin, Brathwaite, Narine and Benn. He accomplished his best bowling figures of 6/52 against New Zealand in Birmingham in a group match of the Champions Trophy. His effort helped to bowl out England for 291 but rain intervened when Australia had scored 53/3 from 9 overs, in reply, and the match was abandoned. Hazlewood’s wickets included those of Guptill, Broom, Neesham, Santner, Milne and Boult. On 19 January 2017, Australia clashed with the touring Pakistan team in Perth. Batting first, Pakistan were restricted to 263/7, thanks to a brilliant haul of 3 for 32 by Hazlewood that included the scalps of Md Hafeez, Babar Azam and Umar Akmal. Australia chased down the target with 7 wickets and 30 balls to spare. In the fourth match of a series on England’s tour of Australia in 2017 – 2018, the two sides met on 26  January 2018 in Adelaide. Batting first, England were bowled out for 196. Hazlewood took 3/39, responsible for the dismissal of Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler. Australia accomplished the resultant target of 197 with 3 wickets and 13 overs to spare. Josh made his last appearance in an ODI against New Zealand in Sydney in March 2020.

T20I Career

Josh Hazlewood has taken 9 wickets in 8 T20Is at 32.44 with his best bowling figures of 4/30. He took 1/36 in his first T20I against the West Indies in Brisbane in February 2013, in a match that the visitors won by 27 runs. Josh registered match-winning figures of 2/43 against England in Southampton on 29 August 2013.  In that match, Australia batted first and posted 248/6 on the scoreboard before England were bowled out for 209, allowing Australia to win by 39 runs. Hazlewood achieved his best bowling figures of 4/30 against England in Melbourne on 31 January 2014, helping to bowl them out for 130/9 and paving the way for Australia to chase down the target with 8 wickets and 31 balls remaining. Hazlewood’s last appearance in a T20I was made against England in Southampton in September 2020.

IPL Career

Hazlewood is yet to play in the IPL. In the latest IPL auction, Chennai Super Kings invested in the player, bidding approximately $260,000 to get him in their squad. Hazlewood is reportedly excited at the prospect of playing under the helm of former India skipper MS Dhoni.

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