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Englishman Duckett Signs For Abu Dhabi T20

17 September 2018

The Hobart Hurricanes have today added aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman, Ben Duckett, to its squad for the Abu Dhabi T20 Tournament beginning on Thursday 4 October.

Hailing from Kent in the United Kingdom, 23-year-old Duckett has played the bulk of his cricket for county side Northamptonshire, but has also featured in four Test matches and three One-Day Internationals for England - his last coming in November 2016 during their tour of India.

Duckett's prowess has shone through most brightly in the shorter forms of the game - across 73 domestic T20s he has averaged 29.94 at a tremendous strike rate of 132.75 with a highest score of 96.

Duckett will link up with his new Hurricanes teammates at the start of next month and is keen to show his new Tasmanian fans what he's capable of.

"I'm extremely excited to be joining up with the Hobart Hurricanes," he said.

"It should be a great opportunity for me to show what I can do - I feel in good form at the minute, so hopefully I can take that form over to the UAE."

New Hurricanes BBL Assistant Coach, Ben Rohrer, will lead the squad as Head Coach in Abu Dhabi and is sure this latest signing will wow the fans with his game.

"Ben Duckett is a highly talented wicketkeeper-batsman who is explosive at the top of the order in T20 cricket," said Rohrer.

"The international experience he's had already with England will be invaluable for our young guys to learn from."

Stay tuned as we unveil the entire Hobart Hurricanes UAE Travel Squad later this week or next Monday.