Hobart Hurricanes: Australian professional men's T20 franchise
Hobart Hurricanes is a professional men’s cricket team from Tasmania (Australia), which is a regular participant in the BBL. The home venue is Blundstone Arena. The color of the form is purple.
Hobart Hurricanes: history
The team started its debut season with a victory and showed good results, finishing third. Subsequently, Hobart repeatedly fell back to the second half of the table but never finished last.
One of the most successful in the history of Hobart was the 2013-2014 season, when they not only made it to the semifinals, but also almost won the main trophy, losing in the decisive match to the Perth Scorchers. After the end of the tournament, two representatives of Hobart were awarded special awards at once: Ben Dunk, who made 395 runs, was recognized as the best player, and Jonathan Wells was recognized as the opening of the draw.
They managed to repeat this achievement only in the framework of the seventh draw (the title was taken by the Adelaide Strikers, who showed a more convincing game in the final). In 2018, Hobart became one of the six teams that received an invitation to the first Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy.
Hobart Hurricanes: players
Currently, the captain of the Hobart Hurricanes is Matthew Wade, who has managed to mark himself not only in T20 competitions, but also in ODI and test ones. In addition, the following sportsmen played for Hobart at various times:
- D’Arcy Short, one of the team’s key players, on whose form the final result largely depends. In the 2017-2018 season, he took second place in the list of the most effective batsmen;
- Daniel Christian, one of the best bowlers in the country and the fourth Australian to score a hat-trick in an ODI.
Hobart is willing to invite foreign players, primarily the British. In particular, batsman and wicketkeeper Ben Duckett, bowler Tim Bresnan, as well as one of the best T20I batsmen, Dawid Malan, played for the team.
The current squad includes South African batsman David Miller, who joined the team in 2019, all-rounder James Faulkner, as well as one of the old-timers – George Bailey, the former captain of the Australian national team. In addition, many consider the young Nepalese Sandeep Lamichhane, who is one of the most gifted bowlers of his generation, to be a potential star of Hobart.
Hobart Hurricanes: record holders
Over the years of active performances in the Hobart Hurricanes league, they showed the best results in matches against the Melbourne Renegades (an average of 8/223, the optimal indicators fell on the 2016-2017 season).
- The maximum number of runs on account of D’Arcy Short (1794);
- Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short are considered the best pair of batsmen;
- Cameron Boyce took the most wickets (43).
In addition, Hobart has several significant team records, including the fourth highest number of runs in the league.
Hobart Hurricanes: statistics
Hobart Hurricanes have never won the BBL, but they have reached the final twice, losing to more successful competitors.
|League position||Final position||Season (years)|
|2||Reached the semifinals||2011-2012|
|6||Did not make it to the semifinals||2012-2013|
|4||Reached the final||2013-2014|
|5||Did not make it to the semifinals||2014-2015|
|7||Did not make it to the semifinals||2015-2016|
|7||Did not make it to the semifinals||2016-2017|
|4||Reached the final||2017-2018|
|1||Reached the semifinals||2018-2019|
|4||Eliminated at the Eliminator stage||2019-2020|
|6||Did not make it to the semifinals||2020-2021|