Josh Hazlewood was born on 8th January 1991 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. He is an Australian Professional Cricketer. He represents Australian Cricket team at the international level and at the domestic level, he plays for New South Wales team. A lanky fast bowler, who is an adept in bowling to perfect line and length on a consistent basis and has over the years, emerged as one of the most feared bowlers in modern day cricket.
He became the youngest fast bowler to be picked by New South Wales when he selected him in their squad when he was just 17 years old. For his heroics at the domestic circuit, he was given a berth in the national squad, while he was just 19. He had a dream test debut when he bagged a five-wicket haul against the touring Indians in 2014-15 seasons. For his performance, he was inducted in the World Cup Squad of 2015.
He played a significant role in the 2015 World Cup, where Australia emerged triumph. He was adjourned Man of The Match in the Semifinal against Pakistan. He is currently spearheading the Australian attack along with Mitchell Starc. Hazelwood grew up idolizing the legendary Glenn McGrath. Though he is far from what Glen McGrath achieved on the field but with the kind of talent that he possesses, he might fill in those shoes.
Josh Hazlewood Net Worth
Josh Hazlewood has an estimated net worth of $2 million US dollars as of 2017. He has risen from ranks to become one of the biggest match winners of Australia and thus he been offered a Cricket Australia central contract of 900,000 Australian $. For his services Cricket Australia pay him $14,000 per Test Match and $7,000 per ODI Match and $5000 per T-20 International.
He is also signed by Sydney Sixers team of the Big Bias League for an undisclosed sum, which may be in the range of 100,000$. He was also signed by IPL team Mumbai Indians for USD 100,000.
Ace Australian Cricketer Josh Hazlewood has splashed AUD 3.8 million home in Hunter Hill Homes. The house is built across 500 SQ meter block. The house consists of four bedroom and three bathroom homes.
For his on-field heroics, he has been adjourned Man of the Match Once in One Dayers, when he single-handedly won Australia the Quarterfinal match against Pakistan in 2015 World Cup. He has also adjourned the Man of the Series Award in the Tri-series held in West Indies in 2016. He was also adjourned Man of the Match in One T-20 International against England.
Josh Hazlewood Some of His Best Performances
· Test – 6/70 against New Zealand at Adelaide in 2015.
· ODI – 5-31 against South Africa at Perth in 2014.
· T20I – 4-30 against England at MCG, Melbourne in 2014.
· FC – 6-50 against Western Australia at Canberra in 2014.
· List A- 7-36 against South Australia at Brisbane in 2014.
· T20 – 4-30 against England at Melbourne in 2014.
Australia has arrived in India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2017. Ever Since the Australian team has landed the war of words have begun from both the ends. India is known to trouble the touring team with spinning tracks, Hazlewood has clearly stated that they have their plans in each individual and that they don’t expect bouncy tracks. Hazlewood has said that since the nature of wickets are different in both the countries, where back home he has taken wickets with nick carried to the keeper here in India he has said he will look at some other ways such as LBW or Bowled to take wickets.
Right from the day, he has started playing cricket the talks of his similarities to McGrath has been swirling around him. He seems to be happier to hit the back of length consistently to get some purchase on the pitch to defeat the batsmen. It was because of his training under the then Australian bowling coach Craig McDermott that he has changed his style of play. McDermott cajoled and coached him to pitch the ball little up and use the swing as his weapon. Though it wasn’t a natural length for Hazlewood but he realized the benefits of fuller length and to date has become a complete fast bowler by the time he held the red Cherry in his hand at Brisbane playing against India.