CSK Josh Hazlewood’s control over the ball: Accuracy is similar to Glenn McGrath, says Shane Watson

CSK Josh Hazlewood: Chennai Super Kings Josh Hazlewood’s ball control and pacemaker precision are similar to that of Australian grandmaster Glenn McGrath. Says former starter Shane Watson.


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Former Australian starter Shane Watson has drawn comparisons between Chennai Super Kings pacemaker Josh Hazlewood. And bowling greats Glenn McGrath ahead of the 2021 IPL final. Watson noted that Hazlewood’s control of the ball with his fingers and its precision is similar to McGrath’s.

Both men formed at the age of 23. And Glenn McGrath gifted him Hazlewood’s baggy green cap on the 2014 Australian tour of India. In 15 which also led to him picking up a five-ticket loot at The Gabba, Brisbane.


“For me, the thing that I have loved about Josh Hazlewood is the control that he has of the ball coming out of his fingers. And that’s along the lines of what Glenn McGrath did. The control that he (McGrath) has on how much the ball swings or which way the ball seams. Josh had that even from a young age so that for me was one of the comparisons. ” Watson said while speaking exclusively on Star Sports’ Live feed of Select Dugout.

Firstly, “Yes, Glenn McGrath, his accuracy, time and time again. Secondly, His ability to keep doing it again is something that not many fast bowlers ever had. However, but that’s one of the similarities for me with Josh Hazlewood. Thirdly, Just his control over the ball coming out of his hand. That’s why when there’s a little bit of dew on the wicket or with the brand new ball. He’s incredibly good with just being able to get something out of the wicket. Just with enough variation or enough little something out of the wicket or something in the air. Which means he’s very hard to play in these conditions too,” Watson added.

CSK Hazlewood is a fast, tall, and accurate pitcher. Whose intent is to show precision. In addition, not pace, just like his idol McGrath.

However, CSK would draw on the wicket to wicket bowling. In addition, Josh Hazlewood’s subtle movement to help them beat the Kolkata Knight Riders. Therefore In the 2021 IPL Finals are scheduled in Dubai on Friday.

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