It has been just over a month since our Hurricanes made it into the BBL|07 Final, so now that the dust from the Big Bash season has finished, where are our players now?
From the Pakistan Super League in the United Arab Emirates to the enthralling Australian test series in South Africa, our Hobart Hurricanes have gone global since the final just over a month ago with performances that displayed why the side went so far in BBL|07.
Tymal Mills has impressed for the Karachi Kings so far throughout the Pakistan Super League, taking five wickets across five matches. Mills has been particularly impressive when bowling at the end of the innings, sitting as one of the competition’s most economical bowlers when bowling in overs 16-20.
Archer has taken his dynamic talents to the Pakistan Super League, taking five wickets across two games for the Quetta Gladiators. Archer’s average of 10.60 with the ball is the fourth best in the competition, as is his strike rate of 9.60.
Tim Paine’s sparkling summer has continued in Australia’s tour of South Africa, keeping sublimely in the opening test match in Durban. Paine has taken seven catches for the match, while also looking good in knocks of 25 and 14.
BBL Player of the Tournament D’Arcy Short played a crucial role in Australia’s Twenty-20 Tri-Series triumph over New Zealand and England, scoring 76 and 50 in his final two innings before joining the Western Australian Sheffield Shield squad that took on Victoria. After spending much of the first part of the Shield summer as a bowling all-rounder, Short’s red-hot form with the bat has seen him move up the order to open.
WATCH: Short creams the ball down the ground
A host of Hurricanes stars have made the adjustment to first-class cricket for Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield.
Matthew Wade has taken his good form from the BBL into first-class cricket, smashing back to back centuries for Tasmania as the Tigers push for a top-two finish.
WATCH: Wade tons up in Sydney
Simon Milenko has also been impressive with both bat and ball, taking eight wickets in the three matches since the break, as well as scoring an entertaining 78 against Western Australia.
WATCH: Milenko takes the Warriors to the sword
Tom Rogers, one of the stars of Tasmania’s Shield campaign so far has also been in red-hot form, taking 14 wickets in three matches and scoring 48 against the Warriors.
WATCH: Rogers takes four
George Bailey and Alex Doolan have been solid in their returns to red ball cricket, as has strike bowler Sam Rainbird, while Ben McDermott and Riley Meredith have shown impressive glimpses.
Veteran Victorian all-rounder Dan Christian is also back in the first-class set-up, currently playing for the Bushrangers in the Sheffield Shield clash against New South Wales at the Junction Oval as a replacement player for Will Pucovski, who retired hurt with concussion.
Tigers and Hurricanes pair Caleb Jewell and Hamish Kingston have been in impressive form in the Futures League competition for Tasmania, as have Cameron Boyce, Clive Rose and Aaron Summers in the Cricket Tasmania Premier League.