IPL 2021 final: Josh Hazlewood’s control over the ball, accuracy is similar to Glenn McGrath, says Shane Watson

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IPL 2021: Chennai Tremendous Kings pacer Josh Hazlewood’s management over the ball and accuracy is much like that of Australia nice Glenn McGrath, says former opener Shane Watson.

IPL 2021 closing: Josh Hazlewood’s management over the ball is much like Glenn McGrath, says Shane Watson. (Courtesy by BCCI)

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  • Hazlewood’s management over the ball is much like McGrath, says Shane Watson
  • CSK would depend on Josh Hazlewood’s wicket-to-wicket bowling in closing
  • Watson attracts comparability between Josh Hazlewood and Glenn McGrath forward of ultimate

Former Australia opener Shane Watson has drawn comparisons between Chennai Tremendous Kings pacer Josh Hazlewood and bowling nice Glenn McGrath forward of the IPL 2021 closing. Watson identified that Hazlewood’s management of the ball popping out of his fingers and accuracy is much like that of McGrath.

Hazlewood is a tall and correct quick bowler whose mere intent is to exhibit accuracy moderately than tempo identical to his idol McGrath. Each males made their inception on the age of 23 and Hazlewood’s dishevelled inexperienced cap was allotted to him by Glenn McGrath on India’s tour of Australia in 2014-15, which additionally made him fetch a five-wicket haul at The Gabba, Brisbane.

“For me, the factor that I’ve beloved about Josh Hazlewood is the management that he has of the ball popping out of his fingers, and that’s alongside the traces of what Glenn McGrath did. The management that he (McGrath) has on how a lot the ball swings or which method the ball seams, Josh had that even from a younger age, in order that for me was one of many comparisons,” Watson stated whereas talking solely on Star Sports activities’ Stay feed of Choose Dugout.

“Sure, Glenn McGrath, his accuracy, time and time once more, his potential to maintain doing it once more is one thing that not many quick bowlers ever had, however that’s one of many similarities for me with Josh Hazlewood. Simply his management over the ball popping out of his hand, that’s why when there’s somewhat little bit of dew on the wicket or with the model new ball, he’s extremely good with simply with the ability to get one thing out of the wicket. Simply with sufficient variation or sufficient little one thing out of the wicket or one thing within the air, which implies he’s very exhausting to play in these situations too,” Watson added.

Chennai Tremendous Kings would depend on Josh Hazlewood’s wicket-to-wicket bowling and refined motion to assist them beat Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 closing, scheduled on Friday in Dubai.

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