The upcoming season of the Big Bash League will join the ongoing season of the T20 leagues all around the world with new recruits for each team lining up every day. With regards to that, Hobart Hurricanes have signed up David Miller for the forthcoming season that commences from 17th December. This will be Miller’s maiden stint in the Australian T20 extravaganza and he is set to be available for all 14 games.
The southpaw from South Africa is the second overseas signing after the Hobart-based franchise announced the inclusion of Afghanistan’s leg-spin bowler Qais Ahmed in the month of August. David Miller brings Hobart Hurricanes a wealth of experience in the T20 format, having played 294 games in the shortest format, averaging nearly 35 at a healthy strike rate of 135.81.
The 30-year old will join the likes of an already power-packed batting line-up in Matthew Wade, D’arcy Short, and Ben Mcdermott. Miller has had success in the Australian conditions before, scoring 192 runs in a three-match ODI series against Australia in 2018. The explosive left-hander also scored his career-best 139 in 50-over cricket in Hobart in the third One-day international in the same series.
Tasmania CEO welcomes Miller with open arms:
Tasmania CEO Nick Cummins welcomed Miller’s inclusion by saying that his hard-hitting abilities would provide a great deal of entertainment to the fans. Cummins also addressed his addition by stating that Miller’s experience in the light of the expected absence of their frontline players will come handy and will finally enable them to lift the title.
“It’s very exciting to welcome a player of David’s calibre to the Hurricanes. 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 as quoted by Cricbuzz
Hobart Hurricanes will start their campaign in the upcoming season by squaring off against Sydney Sixers in Alice Springs. The franchise have finished twice each as runners-up and semi-finalists and would be hoping to clinch the title this time.