Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood to be available for RCB in IPL 2022 from April 9: The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be able to get the services of premier all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and pacer Josh Hazlewood from its upcoming matches. The duo is likely to be available for selection following RCB’s match against Rajasthan Royals.
Notably, Glenn Maxwell will be available in the playing XI from April 9, while pacer Josh Hazlewood will be seen in action from April 12 onwards.
Maxwell has already completed his mandatory quarantine in Mumbai, however, due to Cricket Australia’s clause of not letting its contracted players participate in the overseas leagues, Maxwell won’t be able to play RCB’s match against RR.
Australia is currently touring Pakistan and will face the home side in the one-off T20I match on April 5. All the contracted Aussie cricketers will have to wait for the Australian tour to end to make their first appearance in the cash-rich Indian T20 tournament.
“It’s pretty clear from Cricket Australia’s point of view that no contracted players are available before the 6th of April. So, regardless of when they arrive here, they can’t play before the 6th of April,” Hesson said in a video shared on RCB’s official twitter page.
“We have been well aware of that as every other side. We have planned for that. Maxi (Maxwell) will be with us and available from the 9th.”
Josh Hazlewood to be available from April 12: Reports
Meanwhile, Josh Hazlewood is learnt to have asked for a short break before he joins Royal Challengers Bangalore post his national duties against Pakistan which will end on April 5.
Hazlewood would join RCB in the next couple of days, after completing his short break, and will undergo mandatory three days quarantine before he meets his RCB mates.
“Hazlewood would be joining the team in the next couple of days. Unlike others, he didn’t directly link up with his franchise post-Pakistan series. He has taken a short break due to personal reasons,” an IPL source was quoted as saying by News18.
The Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is facing Rajasthan Royals (RR) in its third match in the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. RCB has won the toss and opted to field first.