Digital Desk, New Delhi. The success of Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood in the last few seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has taken everyone by surprise. Regarding this, former great Shane Watson said that he has become one of the best T20 bowlers and he should always find a place in the national team. Hazlewood has had a successful season with Chennai Super Kings (2021) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (2022), and in between he did a stellar performance in the ICC T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, which Australia won.
Former Australia all-rounder Watson on Tuesday admitted that Hazlewood’s success in T20s has impressed him, while the 31-year-old Hazlewood, who made his T20 debut for his country in 2013, was named in Australia’s 20-over squad for four years. I was ignored. Watson said on the ICC review, “Josh Hazlewood’s success as a T20 bowler is astonishing. Watson expects Hazlewood to play a key role in Australia’s T20 World Cup defense at home in October-November this year. He also said that Hazlewood is a really good T20 bowler.
Watson said that Hazlewood can form a formidable fast bowling partnership with Mitchell Starc and Test captain Pat Cummins in the T20 World Cup. He backed Cummins to do well in Australian conditions despite his form in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders. He further said, Australian conditions will be more suitable for him than India, because the pitches there are slow, so he can be helped.
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