The Hobart Hurricanes has officially locked in one of its key batsman for two seasons, with West Australian D’Arcy Short re-signed for BBL|07 and BBL|08.
Short was a vital contributor to the Hurricanes last season, being the third highest run-scorer in the squad.
The dashing left-hander – who hit 198 runs in BBL06 with two half-centuries – said he was looking forward to returning to Tasmania this summer and pushing for BBL finals.
“I’m looking forward to having a successful season with Hurricanes and hopefully with the squad we are putting together for BBL07, we can get to the finals,” he said.
Short said his aim for this Big Bash season was to ensure he remained consistent with his performances, whether that was opening the batting or slotting into the middle order.
“I think my batting went okay last year, but I’m always looking to improve and be more consistent and wanting to ensure I’m contributing to the team in each game we play,” he said.
“At the end of the day I’m happy to play a role for the team and be consistent, whether that’s with the bat and hopefully with the ball as well.”
Short said he was also looking forward to working with South African coach Gary Kirsten, who will take charge of the Hurricanes for the first time this season.
After catching up with Kirsten in Perth during the domestic JLT One-Day Cup, Short is keen to see what improvements the former South African international can make to his game.
“It’s definitely exciting to be able to work with someone like Gary Kirsten,”
“He’s done it all in international cricket so the opportunity to chat with him, pick his brain and see how he goes about things will help me develop my own game.
WATCH: D'Arcy Short hits one out of Blundstone Arena during BBL06 against the Adelaide Strikers
George Bailey (C), Tim Paine (VC), Dan Christian, Hamish Kingston, Cameron Boyce, Clive Rose, Ben McDermott, Jake Reed, Beau Webster, James Bazley, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills, Tom Rogers, Sam Rainbird, D'Arcy Short
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