Josh Hazlewood after missing the first part of the IPL tournament because of his domestic cup and family time is now available to play the 2nd leg with CSK.
Chennai Super Kings gets a boost.
Many players have withdrawn from the Indian Premier League 2021 from Australia and other countries. So far, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, and Riley Meredith are all going to miss the 2nd part of the IPL 2021 in UAE.
However, Josh Hazlewood, Australian pace bowler, has shown his availability to feature in the IPL for the UAE leg. The pacer is in terrific form picking up 8 wickets in the recent series vs Bangladesh. He missed the first leg with the domestic cup and spending some time with family and friends.
CSK CEO KS Viswanathan fortified the availability of Josh Hazlewood. He said, “Hazlewood has confirmed his availability for the second phase of IPL starting from 19 September. The BCCI has confirmed that players who were not available in the first phase can join the respective teams in the second phase if they are fit and available. Considering Hazlewood’s form, he will be a great addition to our team.”
Second leg calendar for CSK
With the second spot in the points table after Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings were comfortable before the Tournament was stopped due to COVID-19.
Chennai Super Kings has tweeted their upcoming schedule with the Twitter handle @ChennaiIPL.
IPL is restarting from 19 September with the finals on 15th October. 31 games are to be played within this time period. All of these matches will be played on 3 different venues with Dubai getting 13 matches, Sharjah will get 10 matches, while Abu Dhabi is getting 8 matches.