Big Bash League preview: Hobart Hurricanes team guide
After being knocked out early from the play-offs last summer, the Hobart Hurricanes are hoping to reach new heights in BBL|10.
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Following an excellent BBL|08, the Hobart Hurricanes stumbled a bit last season. They finished fifth and made it to the playoffs, but lost the Eliminator to Sydney Thunder. Now, the men in purple are hoping to redeem themselves.
With some key players likely to be occupied with international duties this summer, the team brought in some fresh blood in the hope it can finally secure a Big Bash title in BBL|10.
New additions to the Hurricanes include England's world No.1 T20 batsman Dawid Malan, young Englishman Will Jacks and Peter Handscomb from the Melbourne Stars.
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How to watch Hobart Hurricanes BBL matches
Cricket fans can watch Hobart Hurricanes matches live and free. While some games are on Channel 7, only Kayo and Foxtel have all matches live, courtesy of Fox Cricket. You can check out our guide on how to watch the BBL for more details.
Hobart Hurricanes schedule
The Hobart Hurricanes will play the opening match of the BBL season against the Sydney Sixers on Thursday, 10 December. Here are the team's upcoming fixtures for BBL|10 or you can check out the entire Big Bash League schedule.
|Date||Match||Venue||Time (AEDT)||Where to watch|
|Thursday, 10 December 2020||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers||Blundstone Arena||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Sunday, 13 December 2020||Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes||Blundstone Arena||2:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Tuesday, 15 December 2020||Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers||University of Tasmania Stadium||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Saturday, 19 December 2020||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades||Blundstone Arena||11:10 AM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Sunday, 27 December 2020||Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes||The Gabba||6:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Wednesday, 30 December 2020||Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat||The Gabba||6:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Thursday, 2 January 2020||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars||TBC||5:05 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Tuesday, 5 January 2021||Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes||TBC||4:05 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Thursday, 7 January 2021||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder||TBC||6:10 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Tuesday, 12 January 2021||Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Monday, 18 January 2021||Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Friday, 22 January 2021||Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers||TBC||4:05 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Sunday, 24 January 2021||Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Tuesday, 26 January 2021||Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes||TBC||4:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
Hobart Hurricanes squad
Besides the additions we mentioned above, South African power-hitter Colin Ingram also joined the Hurricanes. He is no stranger to the BBL, having previously played for the Adelaide Strikers. Test skipper Tim Paine is also back in the squad. Here's how the Hurricanes look ahead of the BBL|10 season:
|David Miller||31||South Africa||Batsmen|
|David Moody||25||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Aaron Summers||24||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Scott Boland||31||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Riley Meredith||24||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Qais Ahmad||20||Afganistan||Spin bowlers|
|Clive Rose||31||Australia||Spin bowlers|
|Sandeep Lamichhane||20||Nepal||Spin bowlers|
Hobart Hurricanes history
The Hobart Hurricanes are based in Tasmania and play most of their home matches at Blundstone Arena, with some at University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston. Matthew Wade is the current team captain, while Adam Griffith has been coaching the team since BBL|08.
The Hurricanes sit alongside the Melbourne Stars as the only teams to never win the BBL, despite being runners-up twice, in BBL|03 and BBL|07. Hobart hit a rough patch during BBL|05 and BBL|06, placing seventh and failing to qualify for the finals both times.
Fun fact: the Hurricanes were the first BBL franchise to have their own team song, performed to the tune of When Johnny Comes Marching Home.
Image source: Hobart Hurricanes website
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