Has Josh Hazelwood  modeled his action after Glenn McGrath?

It’s not uncommon to see players of one generation copying the styles of a successful player of an earlier generation. One such seems to be Josh Hazelwood, who had bowled extremely tight, much like Glenn McGrath, on the final day of the Sydney Test between India and Australia.


But if one pays close attention Hazelwood, he seems to have modeled his action and style to his legendary predecessor in the Australian team. Look at the split screen above and see uncanny resemblances between the two fast bowlers. Read nine little known facts about Josh Hazlewood.


Hazelwood, who made his Test debut in the third Test, was handed his Baggy Green cap by his idol McGrath. He got a five-for in the India first innings and followed that up with two more in the second innings.  McGrath played 124 Tests and captured 563 wickets. Hazelwood has one huge inspirational figure to follow.