After a lot of speculation, Hobart Hurricanes, on Wednesday (October 25), confirmed the signing of English speedster Tom Curran as their second overseas player for the upcoming season of the big Bash League.
“I cannot wait, it is a nice chance and an honour to be involved with the Hobart Hurricanes,” said Curran, who can join Tymal Mills, when the franchise had signed for a two-year period. “I’m trying forward to getting out to Australia and being a part of the big Bash, it’s one thing i am very excited about.
“We follow the big Bash league quite lot in England – it’s one in all the biggest T20 competitions within the world. listening to other English players who have contend within the tournament they’ve only got nice things to mention about it. i can not wait to join the squad and also the coaching staff in Tasmania,” added the 22-year-old, who was the 16th off the 18 roster slots available.
Curran, who picked up a wicket off just his second ball in international cricket, finished with figures of 3 for 33 on debut during a Twenty20 International against South Africa in June, before creating his one-day debut later in September against Windies.
He also came back 12 wickets in England’s domestic T20 competition this year, averaging 23.41, however said he was rather happy to play within the same team as George Bailey, as opposed to having him within the opposition. Bailey represented Hampshire within the English domestic season.
“I’m glad he is on my side – he loves batting against Surrey and i have got some bad memories from a personal perspective bowling to him,” said Curran. “But he is a good guy and that i cannot wait to work alongside him at the Hurricanes.”
Hobart Hurricanes squad
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, Tom Curran.