Hazlewood was picked by the MS Dhoni-led franchise for a sum of Rs 2 crores in the last auction and he is hoping for some game time in the cash-rich league and contribute towards the franchise success.
Interestingly, Josh Hazelwood played his first T20 recently against England after a gap of four years, where he finished with figures of 1-23 in 4 overs.
“It was good to be playing T20 cricket again for Australia. It’s been a long time that I played T20 cricket for Australia, however, I played few games in the Big Bash last year, I worked on a few things and it seems to be going pretty well, hopefully I will get some games for Chennai this year, I would try to play well for the franchise every time I get an opportunity,” Josh Hazlewood said during an interview to ANI.
‘It would be good to get some insights on Indian players’- Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood is also looking forward to get some insights on the thought process of the Indian cricketers ahead of the marquee series against the Men in Blue later this year.
“It is going to be interesting playing with a few of the guys, who we will come up against this summer. It would be good to get some insights as to how they think about the game, obviously, IPL is a different format,” he added.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will take place in the United Arab Emirates between September 19-November 10. The opening game of the 13th season will see defending champions Mumbai Indians lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings
Interestingly, CSK is not the first IPL franchise that Josh Hazlewood is associated with. The Australian pacer was a part of the Mumbai Indians squad since the 2014 IPL but did not play a single game for the Rohit Sharma-led franchise.