George Bailey has been re-appointed as the captain of Hobart Hurricanes for Big Bash 2017-18. The former Aussie skipper left the job two years back but a great show with the bat has forced the team management to give the captaincy duties to their most experienced player again.
Bailey had a dream run in the last season where he scored 247 runs in eight innings at an average of 49.40. His great show was enough for the franchise to hand over the captaincy duties to him again.
Bailey to captain Hobart Hurricanes in BBL|07
Captaincy is not at all new to Bailey as he has led Australia at international level as well. He led the team in both ODIs and T20Is, including the T20 World Cup 2014. He also led the team in the first game of ICC World Cup 2015, before getting dropped from the team. Australia went on to clinch the trophy in their home.
Meanwhile, the Hobart Hurricanes will look to improve their run as in the last season; they finished the tournament at the seventh position. In 2015/16 season as well, they were the seventh-placed team. In three out of the six seasons, they haven’t been able to break into top four and they are yet to win the trophy as well. Their team combination looks quite good this time and they would certainly like to do their best so as to get the job done.
The presence of players like Cameron Boyce, Daniel Christian, and Tim Paine is a big boost for the team. While Paine recently made it to the Australian team, Christian has been doing well in the local T20 league, including IPL and Natwest T20 Blast in England. He was also part of Trinbago Knight Riders that won the Carribean Premier league recently.
Hurricanes Squad: George Bailey (c), James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Hamish Kingston, Ben McDermott, Tim Paine, Jake Reed, Clive Rose, Beau Webster
Hobart Hurricanes will open its Big Bash League campaign against Melbourne Renegades at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on December 21.
Till then you can check out Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash Schedule