Star Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has stated that playing the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was the perfect preparation for him ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
Josh Hazlewood was part of MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and had a good run.
In his 9 game stint, the 30-year old bagged 11 wickets, including figures of 4-0-29-2 in the summit clash again Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Also, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the summit clash and were able to clinch their 4th IPL title.
Talking about IPL 2021, Josh Hazlewood asserted that playing few games leading up to the World Cup has been beneficial for him. He also said that winning the IPL final was an ‘ exciting’ moment for him.
“It’s been perfect preparation. Just getting a run of games in T20 cricket, leading up to a World Cup. The conditions … it’s quite hot. It was a very experienced team and great to be around in T20, which I haven’t played a lot of. To learn a lot on the run (was good), it was pretty exciting the other night to win the final,” Hazlewood said, as quoted by Perth Now.
Every Game Is Different In The T20 Format, And You Learn A Lot – Josh Hazlewood
Ace Australian pacer Hazlewood stated he is confident in his role in the shorter format of the game and believes that in the T20 format every match is different, and players can learn a lot of new things. He stated:
“I feel pretty confident in my role now. It’s a pretty similar role, whether it’s for Chennai or Australia. A couple of overs up front then a couple at the end. Every game is different in the T20 format and you learn a lot from each game. You can never dominate T20 cricket as a bowler.
Australia is placed in Group 1 of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, and they will commence their journey in the World Cup with a battle again South Africa on 23 October in Abu Dhabi.
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