Tasmanian and Australian cricketing icon Ricky Ponting has named his best XI of BBL|07, with three Hurricanes making the cut.
Ponting, a former Australian captain and Hurricane himself, selected Hurricanes batting dynamo D'Arcy Short, middle-order power hitter Ben McDermott and the mercurial Jofra Archer in his final team of the tournament.
Short has set the cricketing world alight this summer - smashing 504 runs - the highest individual tally in the history of the competition, to earn himself a place in the Australian T20 set-up.
The talented Hurricane also broke the record for the highest individual score in BBL history with a scintillating 122 not out against the Heat, while also contributing valuable overs with the ball throughout his golden summer.
WATCH: Short goes bananas against the Thunder
The Hurricanes second-highest run-getter Ben McDermott was also named in Ponting's side.
McDermott has hit 316 runs this tournament, and despite making just the one half-century, a whirlwind 67 not out in the semi-final, has been a consistent presence in the middle order for the Canes in a tremendous march to the BBL Final.
WATCH: McDermott sets the semi-final alight
At just 22 years of age, this young all-rounder entered BBL|07 as a relatively unknown quantity but has taken the competition by storm with a series of highly impressive performances.
Archer has taken 15 wickets and gone at just 7.62 runs an over, despite bowling at crucial stages of the innings.
A clear selection for the team of the tournament, and after recently signing a new two-year deal with the Hurricanes, expect Archer to feature again in the future.
WATCH: Archer signs on to be a Hurricane for another two seasons
RICKY PONTING’S TEAM OF BBL|07
1. D’Arcy Short (Hurricanes)
Matches: 10 | Runs: 504 | Ave: 56.00 | SR: 147.80 | HS: 122no | 100s: 1 | 50s: 3
2. Alex Carey (Strikers)
Matches: 10 | Runs: 425 | Ave: 53.12 | SR: 143.09 | HS: 100 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 2
3. Shane Watson (Thunder)
Matches: 10 | Runs: 331 | Ave: 36.77 | SR: 139.07 | HS: 77 | 100s: 0 | 50s: 2 | Wkts: 3 | Ave: 56.00 | SR: 35.3 | RPO: 9.5 | BB: 1-13
4. Tom Cooper (Renegades)
Matches: 11 | Runs: 298 | Ave: 49.66 | SR: 141.23 | HS: 65* | 100s: 0 | 50s: 3
5. Ben McDermott (Hurricanes)
Matches: 11 | Runs: 316 | Ave: 39.50 | SR: 142.34 | HS: 67* | 100s: 0 | 50s: 1
6. Ashton Agar (Scorchers)
Matches: 9 | Runs: 149 | Ave: 49.66 | SR: 128.44 | HS: 33* | 100s: 0 | 50s: 0 | Wkts: 8 | Ave: 25.12 | SR: 26.2 | RPO: 5.74 | BB: 3-19
7. Dwayne Bravo (Renegades)
Matches: 11 | Wkts: 18 | Ave: 20.16 | SR: 14.2 | RPO: 8.47 | BB: 5-28
8. Rashid Khan (Strikers)
Matches: 11 | Wkts: 18 | Ave: 13.83 | SR: 14.6 | RPO: 5.65 | BB: 3-20
9. Jofra Archer (Hurricanes)
Matches: 11 | Wkts: 15 | Ave: 21.53 | SR: 16.9 | RPO: 7.62 | BB: 3-15
10. Andrew Tye (Scorchers)
Matches: 6 | Wkts: 16 | Ave: 12.00 | SR: 8.8 | RPO: 8.11 | BB: 5-23
11. Billy Stanlake (Strikers)
Matches: 10 | Wkts: 11 | Ave: 22.36 | SR: 20.7 | RPO: 6.47 | BB: 2-22
JOIN US TO WATCH THE BIG GAME IN HOBART!
What: Official Hurricanes BBL Final Watch Party
When: THIS Sunday Afternoon 4 February 2018
Where: Wrest Point Hobart - Lawns / Onyx Bar
410 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart
Plenty of on-site parking available
FREE Family Friendly Event - Wrest Point Lawns
LIVE EVENT BROADCAST CROSSES BY WIN TV!
3:30pm Watch Party Event Starts
4:15pm BBL Final Telecast Begins
4:30pm BBL Final Commences - Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers
8:00pm Watch Party Event Concludes
Catch ALL the cricket action on the outdoor mega screen!
Hosted by the Triple M Hobart 6-9am Weekdays Breakfast Team of Dave Noonan & Al Plath.
Hurricanes giveaways, prizes & fun cricket activities on the lawns:
Please bring your own seating - chairs & picnic rugs most welcome.
NO BYO food or beverages as plenty of food & drink will be available on-site at family-friendly pricing such as:
- Sausage in bread $2.50
- Hamburger in bread $3.50
- Soft drinks, water & alcoholic beverages
- Valhalla Premium Tasmanian Ice Cream Hurricanes choc-tops.
NB: LICENSED EVENT
The indoor Onyx Bar will also be open with the match on their many TV screens and a good selection of bar snacks available for purchase.
Feel free to come early and have lunch in the Wrest Point Buffet or Pier One Restaurant & Bar with bookings strongly encouraged.