Chasing a 182-run, Lucknow Super Giants did not get the best of start as they lost their opener, Quinton de Kock (3 off 5) in the third over, dismissed by Josh Hazlewood.
Faf Du Plessis-led side is coming on a comprehensive win against Kolkata Knight Riders and would like to spoil Royals' plan by outplaying them.
Royal Challengers Bangalore stole Hazlewood from grasp of MI, signing him for Rs 7.75 crore.
In absence of captain Cummins, it is Steve Smith who is leading the Kangaroos in the ongoing Test match at Adelaide.
Reports have also revealed that Hazlewood was spotted in casual clothes while he took a flight to Sydney from Brisbane without any of his teammates for company.
Australia bounced back from their 4-1 T20I series defeat with an emphatic victory in the opening One Day International led by their quicks.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are feeling the impact of the COVID-19 surge in India and Chennai Super Kings are no exception.
Though opening batsman Hales, who went unsold at the IPL 2021 Auction, cannot be a like replacement for speedster Hazlewood, the fans still want the Englishman to join the CSK camp.
The Aussie fast-bowler, who was bought by the franchise for INR 2 crore in IPL 2020 auction, has opted out of the upcoming season of IPL to spend time with his family.
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