Josh Hazlewood IPL Career

Last Modified Apr 09, 2024 10:34 IST
IPL Debut year2020
IPL TeamsChennai Super Kings (2020 & 2021)Royal Challengers Bengaluru (2022 & 2023)
Current IPL TeamNA
Batting StyleLeft-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast-medium
Current Auction PriceUnsold
Last IPL Season Wickets3

Josh Hazlewood IPL Career
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The Australian right-arm fast-medium bowler, Josh Hazlewood, played his first IPL match for Chennai Super Kings in the 2020 edition. He got to play only three IPL matches in his debut year in which although he took one wicket, he had an impressive economy rate of 6.40 runs per over. Then, in the following year, Hazlewood was given more opportunities to showcase his bowling talent. The pacer participated in 9 matches and took 11 wickets, proving himself to be a key reason for CSK lifting their fourth trophy. He had an economy rate of 8.37 runs per over and had a bowling average of 26.63 in 2021.

In 2022, Hazlewood represented the Royal Challengers Bengaluru franchise. He bowled brilliantly and took 20 wickets in 12 matches, making him the 6th-highest wicket-taker of the season. With an economy rate of 8.11 and an average of 18.85, Hazlewood bowled at both ends of the innings and was immensely successful with his ploy of using multiple bowling variations. He was the gist of his team’s bowling attack and helped them reach the second Qualifier.

Due to his exceptional bowling in the 2022 IPL edition, Hazlewood was retained by the RCB franchise ahead of the 2023 IPL. However, he was not part of the team in the first leg due to an Achilles injury and played only 3 matches in the entire season.

Josh Hazlewood was released by the RCB franchise and also remained unsold in the 2024 IPL auction. RCB’s newly appointed head coach 'Andy Flower' reacted to Hazlewood's non-selection and revealed that Josh would not be available in the first leg of the tournament due to the birth of his child. Due to this, he was released by the franchise.

‘Josh Hazlewood’ IPL Auction Price

Josh Hazlewood
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Josh Hazlewood was bought by Mumbai Indians in 2014 for 50 Lakhs but he pulled out of the tournament without playing a single game. For six years, he didn't participate in the tournament willingly, and finally, in 2020, CSK bought the Australian pacer for INR 2 Crores. Then, he was retained by Chennai Super Kings in the following year for the same price.

In 2022, Hazlewood was released by his franchise before the IPL mega auction. He was sold to Royal Challengers Bengaluru for a whopping INR 7.75 crores and has also been retained for the 2023 IPL season due to his impressive performance.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru released him ahead of the 2024 IPL auction and he remained unsold in the auction.

YearTeamPrice (in INR)
2023Royal Challengers Bengaluru7.75 Crores
2022Royal Challengers Bengaluru7.75 Crores
2021Chennai Super Kings2.00 Crores
2020Chennai Super Kings2.00 Crores
2014Mumbai Indians50 Lakhs

‘Josh Hazlewood’ IPL runs year-wise

YearMatchesRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate100s50s

‘Josh Hazlewood’ IPL wickets year-wise

Josh Hazlewood
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As per the official IPL site, Josh Hazlewood has taken 35 wickets in the 4 seasons that he has played in IPL. Here are his bowling stats:-

YearMatchesBallsRunsWicketsBest FiguresAverageEconomy4WI5WI

‘Josh Hazlewood’ IPL Records

Josh Hazlewood
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Josh Hazlewood has created a couple of records in his 4-year-long IPL career. Here are his achievements and records:-

  • At the 6th spot for the most wickets (20) taken in IPL 2022

  • At the 2nd spot for the most wickets (20) by an RCB bowler after Wanindu Hasaranga (26 wickets) in IPL 2022

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FAQs on Josh Hazlewood

Which IPL team does Josh Hazlewood play for?

Josh Hazlewood remained unsold in the 2024 auction so he will not be playing for any IPL team.

What is the jersey no. of Josh Hazlewood in the IPL?

Josh Hazlewood wore jersey no.38 for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the 2022 and 2023 IPL.

How many wickets did Josh Hazlewood take in IPL 2023?

Josh Hazlewood was not part of the RCB team in the first leg of the 2023 IPL due to an Achilles injury. He played 3 matches in the entire tournament and only took 3 wickets.

What is the current IPL salary of Josh Hazlewood?

Josh Hazlewood went unsold in the 2024 IPL auction.

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