08 January 1991
Left hand Bat
Right Arm Fast Medium
Josh Hazlewood (Josh Reginald Hazlewood) is an Australian cricketer, born on January 8, 1991, in Bendemeer, New South Wales. He's a tall and accurate right-arm fast bowler, often compared to Glenn McGrath. As of October 2023, Hazlewood is currently ranked no.1 in ODI, no.7 in T20I, and no.15 in Test in the ICC Men's Player Rankings. He was part of the Australian teams that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
He grew up in a cricket-loving family and played backyard matches with his older brother. Hazlewood's cricket talent was evident early, as he made his debut for New South Wales at just 17, becoming the youngest paceman to represent the state. He played his first-class and One Day International matches for Australia while still young and has also represented Australia Under-19s.
In the 2020 IPL auction, Chennai Super Kings acquired Josh Hazlewood for the 2020 Indian Premier League season. In the 2022 Indian Premier League Mega auction, he was purchased by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹7.75 crores.
osh Hazlewood made his One Day International debut by bowling 7 overs and taking one wicket for 41 runs. His T20I debut was against West Indies in February 2013, where he picked up 1-36 in 4 overs and later achieved his best T20 figures of 4-30 against England.
He made his Test debut for Australia in December 2014 against India, taking 5 wickets in the first innings. Hazlewood played a crucial role in Australia's 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup victory, picking up 4 wickets in the quarter-finals against Pakistan.
In November 2015, Hazlewood achieved several milestones, including being the first player of the match in a day-night Test match and taking the first wicket in day-night Test history. He also secured the first five-wicket haul in day-night Test cricket history, reaching 50 career wickets in just 12 Tests, faster than notable Australian bowlers.
In January 2017, Hazlewood had an unusual ODI innings, featuring a 54-run partnership without facing a ball. He became the first player to be dismissed for a diamond duck in a partnership of over fifty runs. Hazlewood had an impressive Champions Trophy in 2017, picking up nine wickets and topping the ICC ODI bowlers' rankings.
He continued to excel in Test cricket and took his 200th Test wicket in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series in 2020-21. Hazlewood achieved the rare feat of being ranked in the top 10 for bowlers in all three formats (Test, ODI, and T20) in the ICC rankings. In 2021, he was part of the Ashes series and was named stand-in captain for a match against England in 2022.
Josh Hazlewood Career
In his Test career to date, Josh Hazlewood has played 63 matches to date in his Test career and he took 238 wickets, with an average of 26.23, conceding nearly 2.81 runs per over with a best individual figure of 6 for 67.
In Josh Hazlewood's Odi career, has played 79 matches to date in his ODI career and he took 121 wickets, with an average of 26.74, conceding nearly 4.71 runs per over with a best individual figure of 6 for 52.
Josh Hazlewood has played 41 matches to date in his T20 career and he took 58 wickets, with an average of 20.36, conceding nearly 7.69 runs per over with a best individual figure of 4 for 12.
Josh Hazlewood is currently ranked 15th in the ICC Test bowling rankings with a total of 717 points. He holds the 1st position in the ICC ODI bowling rankings with a total of 660 points. Josh Hazlewood is ranked 5th position in the ICC T20 bowling rankings with a total of 670 points.