Sydney Sixers sign Josh Hazlewood for upcoming season
Sydney Sixers have signed Josh Hazlewood for the upcoming season of the Big Bash League.
Hazlewood was a part of the inaugural Sixers squad which lifted their first-ever trophy in 2011-12 season and has played 14 games between 2011-14.
The 28-year-old is likely to feature towards the end of the season alongside veterans Nathan Lyon and Steve Smith.
“I joined the Sixers back when the BBL started and while I haven’t had much of an opportunity to play since, I always enjoyed my time there,” Hazlewood said on his signing as quoted by Sydney Sixers.
“We’ve had some good times, like winning the first BBL and the Champions League in South Africa in 2012, and I’m looking forward to see what we can do this season.”
Sixers General Manager Jodie Hawkins said Hazlewood will be prove to be an asset both on and off the field as the franchise aims to clinch the trophy this season.
“We are very excited to see Josh back in Magenta this season,” Hawkins said.
“He was a part of our original squad that won the first BBL back in January 2012 and to have him come back to our set up and pull on the Magenta again is awesome.
“Josh is an asset both on and off the field and will provide some great guidance to our young bowlers.”