Exclusive: The world’s No 1 T20 bowler spent years away from the format but will be crucial to Australia’s World Cup defence
A smile plays upon the edges of Josh Hazlewood’s mouth. This, to be clear, is not a fleeting reaction to some momentary amusement, but a more or less permanent feature. Over the course of a couple of conversations, one in Canberra and the other a few days later in Brisbane, it is almost always there – the smile of a man who seems to have cracked the T20 code.
Hazlewood’s rise in this format has been very recent and bewilderingly rapid. For most of the 31-year-old’s career he was assumed to be terrible at it, and having made his T20 international debut in 2013 he played nine games for his country over the next eight years.
Written by Simon Burnton in Perth
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/19/josh-hazlewood-t20-world-cup-australia-cricket under the title “Josh Hazlewood: ‘I hardly watch any cricket. Do I like it? I like playing it’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.