Josh Hazlewood Biography, Age, Height, Centuries, Net Worth, Wife, ICC Rankings, Career

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Josh Reginald Hazlewood, popularly known as Josh Hazlewood was born in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia on 8 January 1991. Josh Hazlewood is an Australian right-arm fast bowler who is known for his accuracy in line and length and is wildly considered one of the best Test bowlers in the world. He has been a part of the Australian bowling unit for many years. Hazlewood has the ability to bowl inswing as well as outswing. Josh Hazlewood is also compared with the legendary pace-bowler and his former countryman Glenn McGrath. Josh Hazlewood started off his IPL career in 2020 by playing for Chennai Super Kings. In TATA IPL 2022, Josh Hazlewood was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the mega auction for a whopping amount of 7.75 crores.

Josh Hazlewood Early Life and Education

Josh Hazlewood started off playing cricket at an early age of 6 years. Hazlewood had an interest in sports such as Javelin Throw, Shot Put. He was also the three time Australian Champion in the Under-13 and Under-15 level in Javelin Throw. However, eventually his interest started to grow in cricket. He started playing cricket with his brother in the backyard. By the age of 12 years, Josh Hazlewood was picked up in the school team with the senior boys.

Josh Hazlewood International Debut

Josh Hazlewood Test Debut – 17 December 2014 against India

Josh Hazlewood ODI Debut – 22 June 2010 against England

Josh Hazlewood T20I Debut – 13 February 2013 against West Indies

Josh Hazlewood Career

Josh Hazlewood Domestic Career

Josh Hazlewood started playing for his domestic team New South Wales in 2008 at the age of just 17 years. On his debut for New South Wales, Josh

Hazlewood became the youngest fast-bowler for the team. He made his first-class debut against New Zealand in Sydney and took 3 wickets in the match.

At the age of 18 years, Josh Hazlewood was picked up in the Under-19 squad of Australia team for ICC Under-19 World Cup. Hazlewood was the youngest member of the squad and took 13 wickets in the U-19 World Cup. He took 4 wickets in the final match against Pakistan and helped his team in winning the match. Josh Hazlewood was named Player of the match in the final of the tournament.

Josh Hazlewood has played 97 first class matches and taken 360 wickets with the best bowling figures of 6/35 in a match including 11 five-wicket hauls.

Josh Hazlewood International Career

Josh Hazlewood made his International Debut on 22nd June 2010 in an ODI match against England. He bowled seven overs and took 1 wicket in the match. Josh Hazlewood also became the youngest player to make debut in ODI cricket for Australia.

Almost three years after making international Debut, Josh Hazlewood made his T20I Debut for Australia in a match against West Indies and picked 1 wicket.

In December 2014, Josh Hazlewood made his Test Debut against India and picked a five-wicket haul in his debut innings. His bowling helped Australia in taking a fine lead in the match.

Josh Hazlewood was selected in the World Cup squad of Australia in 2015. Hazlewood took 4 wickets in the quarterfinal match and helped his team in their victory.

In the first ever day-night test in the history of cricket, Josh Hazlewood picked 6 wickets in the first innings and was named Player of the Match for his remarkable performance.

Josh Hazlewood also made a unique record of not getting out in the 33 ODI matches continuously.

In Champions Trophy 2017, Josh Hazlewood became pick of the captain for his team and took 9 wickets in the tournament. He was also ranked Number 1 in the ODIs in 2017.

In Ashes 2019, Josh Hazlewood was picked in the Australian squad and played 4 matches in the series. He took 20 wickets in 4 matches.

Josh Hazlewood was also selected in the T20I squad for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021 and took 6 wickets in the tournament.

In Ashes 2021-22, Hazlewood just played first match and took 3 wickets.

Josh Hazlewood IPL Career

Josh Hazlewood made his IPL debut in 2020 when he was roped in by Chennai Super Kings for 2 crores.

Josh Hazlewood played 3 matches in 2020 and failed to perform as per the expectations of the fans.

He made a comeback in 2021 and played 9 matches for CSK and took 11 wickets. Hazlewood was released by Chennai after the season.

In TATA IPL 2022, Josh Hazlewood was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the mega auction for a whopping amount of 7.75 crores. Hazlewood played 12 matches in the season and picked 20 wickets in the season.

Josh Hazlewood Stats

In Tests, Josh Hazlewood has played 57 matches and taken 215 wickets with the best bowling figures of 6/67 in an innings and 9 five-wicket hauls.

In ODIs, Josh Hazlewood has played 56 matches and taken 93 wickets with the best bowling figures of 6/52 in a match and 3 five-wicket hauls.

In T20Is, Josh Hazlewood has played 27 matches and taken 40 wickets with the best bowling figures of 4/12 in a match.

In IPL, Josh Hazlewood has played 24 matches and taken 32 wickets with the best bowling figures of 4/25 in a match.

Josh Hazlewood Records

· Youngest player to debut for Australia in ODIs.

· Youngest fast-bowler for New South Wales to make first-class debut.

· Youngest member of Australian squad in Under-19 World Cup 2008.

· First player to take 5-wicket haul in Day-Night Test match.

· First Player to be named Man of the Match in a Day-Night Test.

· First bowler to be in ICC Top 10 simultaneously in ODIs, Tests and T20Is.

Josh Hazlewood Family

Josh Hazlewood was born to Trevor Hazlewood and Anne in 1991. He has an elder brother named Aaron and an elder sister named Cassey Hilier. Josh Hazlewood got married to his longtime girlfriend Cherina Murphy in December 2020 in Australia.

Personal Information

Josh Hazlewood Full Name: Josh Reginald Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood Nick Name: Hoff

Josh Hazlewood Height: 193 cm

Josh Hazlewood Birthplace: Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Josh Hazlewood Date of Birth: 8 January 1991

Josh Hazlewood Age: 31 years

Josh Hazlewood Nationality: Australian

Josh Hazlewood Religion: Christian

Josh Hazlewood Marital Status: Married

Josh Hazlewood Jersey Number: 38

Josh Hazlewood Batting style: Right-hand bat

Josh Hazlewood Bowling Style: Right-arm fast

Josh Hazlewood Hobbies: Listening Music, Cooking

FAQs

1. When Josh Hazlewood made his debut for Australia?

Josh Hazlewood made his International Debut on 22nd June 2010 in an ODI match against England. He bowled seven overs and took 1 wicket in the match.

2. When Josh Hazlewood made his debut in IPL?

Josh Hazlewood made his IPL debut in 2020 when he was roped in by Chennai Super Kings for 2 crores.

3. How many wickets Josh Hazlewood has taken in Tests?

In Tests, Josh Hazlewood has played 57 matches and taken 215 wickets with the best bowling figures of 6/67 in an innings and 9 five-wicket hauls.

4. Who won the Player of the Match award in first ever Day-Night Test match?

In the first ever day-night test in the history of cricket, Josh Hazlewood picked 6 wickets in the first innings and was named Player of the Match for his remarkable performance.

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