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Indian Premier League (IPL) is the flagship T20 competition in the world in which almost every top player features. Every year for almost 2 months all eyes are on the players performing in the IPL. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, the current season of the IPL has been postponed. Although several reports have suggested that the T20 league may be played later this year in UAE.

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has admitted that IPL indeed is the strongest T20 competition in the world. Hazlewood, who is part of the Chennai Super Kings told that if IPL takes place later this year it will create some tough decisions for those with contracts in the cash-rich league.

IPL is the strongest T20 competition – Josh Hazlewood

He also lauded the experience of playing the IPL and stated that it helps the players to play T20 cricket in the sub-continent. Josh Hazlewood has not tasted much success in the IPL and will hope to leave an impression in the upcoming tournament. 

Hazlewood said, “There are a few things to fall into place yet but the IPL is such a huge part of the year for a lot of players and probably the strongest T20 competition in the world, up there with the Big Bash, and you learn a lot about how to play your T20 cricket and how to play in those conditions.”

Josh Hazlewood (Credit: Twitter)

“You’ve seen guys come out of it much better players so there’s a lot of positives to it, so if that takes a few games off us playing for New South Wales in the build-up to the international summer that’s a tough call and probably comes back to the individual,” ESPNcricinfo quoted the fast bowler as saying.

Meanwhile, a few weeks ago Australian coach Justin Langer hinted top Aussie players should feature if the IPL takes place this year. The news of T20 World Cup now getting officially postponed to 2021 has now certainly created a window for the IPL in September and October behind closed doors in UAE.