After much speculation, the Hobart Hurricanes are excited to confirm the signing of English T20 superstar batsman, Alex Hales.
After discussions with Hales and his management, the English International recently put pen to paper which will see him in purple for BBL|04.
The 25-year old big hitting right-hander has an impressive T20 record, amassing 107 matches to date with an average of over 30 at a strike rate of 140.34. Hales has also played 32 T20 Internationals for England.
At the World T20 tournament earlier in the year he became the first Englishman to register an International T20 century, blasting 116no from 64 balls in a scintillating display.
Having played for the Adelaide Strikers in BBL|03 and a handful of games for the Melbourne Renegades in BBL|02, Hales is no stranger to the KFC T20 Big Bash League competition.
Hales gave Hobart fans a taste of his big hitting ability at Blundstone Arena last year during the rain affected match against the Strikers.
Hobart Hurricanes Coach Damien Wright said he was extremely excited to have another world class T20 batsman in the side.
“Alex is a fantastic addition to our squad for this season and our members and supporters will no doubt be thrilled to see him put on the purple this season” Wright said.
Hales was also full of praise for his new coach, saying he was delighted to be joining the Hurricanes and is looking forward to working with Wright during the upcoming season.
“Damien has an excellent reputation as a coach and I am excited to be playing for one of the strongest teams in the Big Bash League” Hales said.
“Hopefully I can contribute to the team going all the way this year after making the final last season”.
The Hobart Hurricanes squad for BBL|04 now contains nine members, with another eight domestic contacts and one international contract still to be finalised.
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