Explosive South African batsman David Miller has signed with the Hobart Hurricanes for the upcoming KFC BBL|09 season.
The 30 year old middle order batsman will be available to play all 14 home and away games before returning to play for South Africa against England during their international season.
Miller has made a name for himself as a powerful batsman and gun fielder for South Africa and in some of the world’s best T20 leagues including the Indian Premier League.
With nearly 300 T20 games under his belt, Miller will provide some firepower to the Hurricanes batting line up, with Matthew Wade and possibly D’Arcy Short and Ben McDermott a chance to miss sections of the Big Bash due to Australian selection.
“It’s very exciting to welcome a player of David’s calibre to the Hurricanes,” said Cricket Tasmania CEO Nick Cummins.
“We’ve built a reputation as a destination club amongst internationals, and we are confident David’s hard hitting batting will give our members and fans great entertainment, and possibly a few opportunities to catch a six!”
“We expect to lose some batting experience throughout the season, so David will provide valuable runs in our drive to our third successive finals campaign.” Cummins said.
Miller is well known to Tasmanian cricket fans with Hobart a happy hunting ground. In 2018 he belted 139 off 108 balls at Blundstone Arena as he and Faf du Plessis guided South Africa to victory against Australia in a 252 run stand.
Miller joins Afghan Qais Ahmad as the club’s second overseas signing for KFC BBL|09.
The Hobart Hurricanes KFC BBL|09 campaign begins on 20 December against the Sydney Sixers at Traeger Park in Alice Springs before traveling to Moe to play the Stars on 22 December, then three consecutive games in Tasmania against the Melbourne Renegades (24 December, Blundstone Arena), Melbourne Stars (30 December, UTAS Stadium) and Brisbane Heat (3 January, Blundstone Arena).
Tickets are now on sale at www.hobarthurricanes.com.au/tickets.
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