Josh Hazlewood

Josh Reginald Hazlewood (born 8 January 1991) is an Australian international cricketer. He is a tall pace bowler known for his accuracy and has been compared to former Australian paceman Glenn McGrath.[4]

Josh Hazlewood
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Josh Hazlewood in 2018
Personal information
Full nameJosh Reginald Hazlewood
Born (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 31)
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
NicknameHoff,[1] Bendemeer Bullet[2]
Height1.96[3] m (6 ft 5 in)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 440)17 December 2014 v India
Last Test4 March 2022 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 183)22 June 2010 v England
Last ODI26 July 2021 v West Indies
ODI shirt no.38
T20I debut (cap 62)13 February 2013 v West Indies
Last T20I15 February 2022 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no.38
Domestic team information
2008/09–presentNew South Wales
2011/12–2013/14,2019/20Sydney Sixers
2020–2021Chennai Super Kings
2022Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 56 56 27 97
Runs scored 445 54 21 793
Batting average 12.02 18.00 10.50 11.32
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 39 11* 13* 43*
Balls bowled 12,049 2,969 616 19,273
Wickets 215 93 40 360
Bowling average 25.63 25.08 19.30 24.52
5 wickets in innings 9 3 0 11
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/67 6/52 4/12 6/35
Catches/stumpings 21/– 17/– 4/– 37/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 4 March 2022

Early careerEdit

Hazlewood was raised in the small country town of Bendemeer, New South Wales, situated 40 km north of Tamworth. He is the younger son of Trevor and Anne Hazlewood, having an older brother and sister.[5] He would frequently engage with his older brother in fierce backyard cricket matches, and by the age of 12 was already playing for Tamworth against grown men.[5][6] Hazlewood was selected for New South Wales at the age of 17, making him the youngest paceman to represent the state. His first-class debut was at the Sydney Cricket Ground against the touring New Zealand side in November 2008. Hazlewood also became the youngest to make his One Day International debut for Australia on 22 June 2010.[7]

A right arm fast bowler, he has also played for Australia Under-19s and was the youngest member of Australia's squad for the 2008 Under-19 World Cup.

T20 franchise careerEdit

In February 2020, in the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League.[8]

In the 2022 Indian Premier League Mega auction, Josh Hazlewood was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹7.75 crores.[9]

International careerEdit

Hazlewood playing for New South Wales in 2011
Hazlewood in 2017

He bowled 7 overs on his One Day International debut and picked up one wicket for 41 runs. He made his T20I debut vs West Indies on 13 February 2013 and picked up 1–36 in 4 overs. He picked career best figures 4–30 in a T20 vs England.

He made his Test match debut for Australia against India at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on 17 December 2014. He took 5 wickets in the first innings, conceding 68 runs.[10] He was a part of the Australian squad for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and played a part in their triumph, picking up 4 wickets against Pakistan in the quarter-finals.

In November 2015, Hazlewood became the first player to achieve the player of the match award in a day-night Test match ever. In this match against New Zealand, he took the first ever wicket in day-night Test by lbw Martin Guptill.[11] He also took the first five-wicket haul in day-night Test cricket history with the figures of 6 for 70,[12] en route to reaching 50 career wickets in just his 12th Test, faster than Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Mitchell Johnson.

In January 2017, Hazlewood recorded an unusual innings in the first ODI against New Zealand. He had a 26-minute long 54-run tenth wicket partnership with Marcus Stoinis without facing a single ball.[13] He was run out at the non-striker's end with Australia falling just seven runs short of a win and he became the first player to be dismissed for a diamond duck in a partnership of over fifty runs.[14] This was Hazlewood's first ODI dismissal, setting the record for the most ODI matches played without being dismissed (33), a record he had overtaken in December 2016 after his 28th ODI.[15] Hazlewood picked up nine wickets in the Champions Trophy that year while topping the ICC ODI bowlers' rankings.[16]

In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season.[17][18]

In July 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England.[19][20] Hazlewood played in 4 of the 5 matches of the series, taking 20 wickets at an average of 21.85.[21]

On 16 July 2020, Hazlewood was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic. [22][23] On 14 August 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that the fixtures would be taking place, with Hazelwood included in the touring party.[24][25]

Hazlewood took his 200th Test wicket against India in the first Test of Border–Gavaskar Trophy series 2020-21. He is Australia's 17th highest Test wicket taker as of 19 December 2020.[26] In August 2021, Hazlewood was named in Australia's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup. In 2021 after the T20 World Cup, he became the first bowler to be ranked among top 10 in all three formats (Test,ODI,T20) in ICC rankings.[27]

Hazlewood was selected in Australia's squad in the 2021-22 Ashes series, where he played the first test match in Brisbane only, taking three wickets and two catches.[28]



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  2. ^ "Hazlewood soars, Smith back to No.1". Retrieved 25 March 2016.
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  4. ^ "Hazlewood will be the next McGrath: Younis". ABC News. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  5. ^ a b As a youngster he moved to Sydney in order to play Sydney Grade Cricket for the St George Cricket Club. Dorries, Ben (18 December 2014). "Australia v India 2014: Josh Hazlewood's hostile backyard games in the Motorcity Park prepare him for Test brimstone". The Courier-Mail.
  6. ^ Sygall, David (4 December 2015). "Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon credit country upbringing for success". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  7. ^ Coverdale, Brydon (22 June 2010). "Teenager Hazlewood debuts, Australia bat". CricInfo. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  8. ^ "IPL auction analysis: Do the eight teams have their best XIs in place?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  9. ^ Sportstar, Team. "IPL Auction: Josh Hazlewood goes to RCB for Rs 7.75 crore". Sportstar. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  10. ^ "India tour of Australia and New Zealand, 2nd Test: Australia v India at Brisbane, Dec 17–21, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Bowlers dominate early in day-night Test". Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Australia sneak home in tense finish". Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Australia tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Jan 30, 2017 Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Talking points from the first ODI between Australia and New Zealand". Herald Sun. 30 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Australia v West Indies: Josh Hazlewood's remarkable batting stat". Fox Sports. News Corp Australia. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  16. ^ "Kohli reclaims top spot; Hazlewood tops ODI bowling rankings". ESPN Cricinfo. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Carey, Richardson gain contracts as Australia look towards World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Five new faces on CA contract list". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Australia name 17-man Ashes squad". Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Bancroft, Wade and Mitchell Marsh earn Ashes call-ups". ESPNcricinfo. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  21. ^ "The Ashes, 2019 Cricket Team Records & Stats |". Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis in expanded Australia training squad for possible England tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  23. ^ "Aussies name huge 26-player group with eye on UK tour". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  24. ^ "Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe and Daniel Sams included as Australia tour to England confirmed". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  25. ^ "Uncapped trio make Australia's UK touring party". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  26. ^ "Ind vs Aus, 1st Test: Josh Hazlewood completes 200 wickets". Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  27. ^ "Josh Inglis earns call-up and key names return in Australia's T20 World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  28. ^ "Full Scorecard of England vs Australia 1st Test 2021/22 - Score Report |". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  29. ^ "ICC Men's T20I Team of the Year revealed". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 January 2022.

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