Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood. (Photograph by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP through Getty Pictures)

Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood has now emerged as a formidable f0rce within the shortest format as he has now claimed the highest spot within the newest ICC Males’s T20I Bowlers’ rankings. He has now jumped two locations with a score of 792. The tall speedster has made an development courtesy of his latest performances within the three-match T20I sequence towards Sri Lanka, the place he completed with six wickets to his title.

Hazlewood’s exceptional performances with the ball in hand within the island nation helped him get previous South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and England leggie Adil Rashid respectively. Whereas Shamsi dropped two locations to the third place with a score of 733, Adil now holds the second spot with a score of 746.

Josh Hazlewood’s emergence as a T20I pacer

It’s to be famous that Josh Hazlewood made his T20I debut manner again in 2013. Nevertheless, he was all the time out and in of the Australian squad and was solely thought-about for his or her Check and ODI fixtures. Furthermore, the 31-year-old didn’t play any T20I cricket for the Aussies for greater than 4 years i.e. from 2016 to 2020.

On the similar time, it must also be famous that previous to Josh Hazlewood, former Australian left-arm pacer Nathan Bracken was the final bowler from the nation to occupy the highest place in T20Is which occurred to be manner again in 2008.

Whereas the star pacer has carried out rather well within the final two editions of the IPL for the Chennai Tremendous Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively, it was through the T20 World Cup 2021 within the UAE that he began peaking in worldwide T20s. Hazlewood completed because the joint fourth-highest wicket-taker of the event, having registered 11 scalps to his title. Australia went on to win their maiden T20 World Cup beating New Zealand within the last.

In the meantime, Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan (709) and Aussie leggie Adam Zampa (698) take the fourth and fifth positions respectively. The sixth, seventh, and eighth spots are occupied by South African pacer Anrich Nortje (672) and the Sri Lankan duo of Wanindu Hasaranga (668) and Maheesh Theekshana (647). Australia’s Ashton Agar (640) and Bangladesh’s Nasum Ahmed (637) full the bowlers’ rankings.