World Number T20I batsman Dawid Malan is all set to play for Hobart Hurricanes in the upcoming Big Bash League 2020/21.
In 16 T20Is, Dawid Malan has scored 682 runs at 48.71 and a strike-rate of 146.66 with a top score of 103 not not out while he has another four centuries across his T20 career. He will be part of what is shaping as a very strong Hurricanes top order. Matthew Wade’s availability is likely to be impacted by Test duty, but it will also include D’Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Ben McDermott and Mac Wright – the latter making a strong impression when he came into the side last season.
“The Big Bash is recognised as one of the leading T20 leagues in the world, and I’m excited to be joining the Hurricanes”, said Malan. “I love the whole ethos of Australian sport, and really enjoy playing in front of Aussie crowds.”
Hobart Hurricanes Head Coach Adam Griffith said: “I’m very excited to have someone of Dawid’s talent and experience join the team. He is a proven performer at T20 cricket on the international stage and I’m looking forward to seeing him hopefully replicate that for the Hurricanes.
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“I spent some time with him when he was playing at Middlesex and he will fit into our group very well.”
The Big Bash league 2020/21 will kick off from December 3. The first match of the tournament will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades.
Hobart Hurricanes will kick start their campaign from December 4 against Sydney Sixers.