In this article, we will be discussing Josh Hazlewood’s absence from the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the IPL 2023 season.
Why Hazlewood is not playing for RCB?
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made a significant announcement ahead of the IPL 2023 season, stating that Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will miss seven games in the first half of the tournament. Hazlewood is an essential member of the Australian cricket team, and his presence will be missed by RCB.
During the Test tour of India, Hazlewood suffered the injury of Achilles tendonitis which plagued him for two months. The injury caught him in the first Test of Australia’s home summer in early December 2022. After that he missed the next three Test matches. His last appearance for Australia was in the third Test against South Africa in January. The Australian management is closely monitoring his fitness and only after their clearance, Josh will be available to play for RCB in IPL 2023.
When will Josh Hazlewood join RCB?
Josh Hazlewood is expected to join the RCB squad on April 14. Hazlewood will be eager to join the RCB team and make an impact in the second half of the IPL 2023 season.
Josh Hazlewood’s absence will be a massive blow to RCB’s bowling attack. Hazlewood is one of the best bowlers in the world, and his unavailability will create a void in the RCB team. Hazlewood’s ability to bowl with pace and accuracy has made him a crucial member of the RCB team. However, RCB has a strong squad, and they have the depth to cover up for his absence. It will be interesting to see who will replace Hazlewood in the RCB playing XI.
In conclusion, the absence of Josh Hazlewood from RCB’s team in the first half of the IPL 2023 season will be a massive loss for the team. However, RCB has a strong squad and will look to cover up for his absence.