The off-spinning all-rounder played county age-group cricket for Durham and was a member of the Durham academy, but now plays her women's county cricket for Yorkshire. She is also employed as a Chance to shine coaching ambassador.
After impressing in the England women’s academy, Hazell broke into the senior squad for the 2009 World Twenty20. She made her one-day international and Twenty20 debuts on England’s tour of the West Indies at the end of the year.
She enjoyed a successful 2010 in limited-overs cricket and made her Test bow early next year when Australia regained the Ashes in Sydney.
Hazell continued to feature in the senior set-up, including in the NatWest Series quadrangular wins in 2011 and the victorious tours of South Africa and New Zealand the next winter.
Having taken 4-12 in a T20 international with West Indies at Hove in September 2012, she helped England finish runners-up at the World T20 in Sri Lanka.