Stuart Broad to play for Hobart Hurricanes in Big Bash League

Stuart Broad to play for Hobart Hurricanes in Big Bash League
Stuart Broad was part of the Natwest T20 league as well.
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England fast bowler Stuart Broad has signed with the Hobart Hurricanes franchise in the Big Bash League for the upcoming season of Australia’s premier Twenty20 Tournament.

In 2016, Broad only played two One-Day Internationals after being dropped following England’s dismal performance in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

In T20 Internationals, Broad’s last appearance was in the 2014 World T20 in the game against Netherlands, where England lost by 45 runs.

The coach of Hobart Hurricanes, Damien Wright is excited to have Broad in the line-up for the upcoming season and has termed him as a “fantastic inclusion”.

Wright is also confident that Broad will be determined to put a good performance as he is eyeing a comeback into the England limited-overs sides.

“Stuart Broad has an incredible record in all three formats and his knowledge of the game overall will be a huge asset for our bowling group going forward.

“He will give us great firepower with the ball and will be a fantastic inclusion into our pace attack joining Tait, Reed and Rainbird.

“We now have two of the biggest names in our game playing for the Hobart Hurricanes and our Members & fans should be extremely excited for BBL|06.

“It was key to find someone who could contribute in a big way with the ball & we believe we’ve signed one of the very best to do this.

“He is terrific fella who is determined to do well throughout the Big Bash as well as seeing this as a great opportunity to put himself back in contention for England in the shorter formats of the game.”

Stating that Australia was one of his favourite places to play cricket, Broad added that he is eagerly looking forward to take the field for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.

“From a personal point of view the BBL looks like a fantastic competition to be involved in.

“Australia is one of my favourite places to play, the pitches and the crowds make for great cricket and atmosphere is fantastic.

“It has been really good to have Hurricanes teammate Dan Christian playing with me at Notts who has been really positive about the Hobart Hurricanes and also the city of Hobart which I’m looking forward to embracing.”

In the T20 format, Broad has played 77 matches and has 92 wickets at an average of 20.66 and recently took part in the semi-final of the 2016 NatWest Twenty20 Blast for Nottinghamshire.

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