Australia’s latest batting sensation, D’Arcy Short has re-signed with the Hobart Hurricanes for the next three seasons of the Big Bash League. Short’s contract with the Hurricanes was due to end after the upcoming season.
The left-handed batsman enjoyed a breakthrough season in the recently-concluded Big Bash League which earned him his maiden Australia call-up. Short struck 572 runs at a stunning average of 57.20 with a strike-rate just shy of 150 for the Hurricanes this season, breaking Perth Scorchers’ Shaun Marsh’s record from the second season for the most-prolific Big Bash campaign.
Short was playing only his second Big Bash League season but took the tournament by storm. His performance has also opened up options for him to switch state. The 27-year old’s contract with Western Australia will end at the end of this summer, and his performance in the star-studded Big Bash League will prompt many states to go for him.
“Hopefully I can get back (to WA) and play as a batter as well as bowling,” Short said this week. “I will just wait and see where it goes, but hopefully I’m playing. I’d like to bat top six if I could, but I’ll bat anywhere as long as I’m playing.”
Short further said he is still undecided on his future with Western Australia but stressed that he’s content playing for the Warriors for now.
“I haven’t made that decision,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “I’m happy playing Shield cricket at the moment in Western Australia, and we’ll see what happens at the end of the year. I’m still definitely happy playing there.”
He also confirmed he is yet to receive a contract from Tasmania, saying:
“Not at the moment, no.
“We’ll wait until the end of the year and go from there and see what happens.”
The southpaw went on to say he had no hesitation signing a new deal with the Hurricanes, who lost to Adelaide Strikers in this year’s final.
“It was an easy decision because I like coming down here with all the boys, especially after having success this year,” he said.
“I definitely think we can go one step further, if not next year, then the year after. Hopefully, the success keeps coming, and we can keep doing well,” he added.
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