Former Melbourne Stars captain Peter Handscomb is shifting to the Hobart Hurricanes

One other BBL domino has fallen with one-time Melbourne Stars captain Peter Handscomb shifting to the Hobart Hurricanes.

The 29 year-old, a basis participant of the Stars, wasn’t provided a brand new contract in Melbourne and strikes south as a middle-order substitute for brand new nationwide selector George Bailey.

“I had a superb chat with among the boys I’d performed with earlier than, so I’m eager to get down there and play with these guys,” Handscomb stated.

“I’m trying ahead to the chance to probably bat within the high 4 on a good looking wicket at a pleasant floor, it’s thrilling to have the ability to come to Hobart and present what I can do.”

Handscomb, who has performed each Exams and one-day internationals for Australia, performed 51 matches in inexperienced because the BBL’s inception.

It’s the fourth highest variety of appearances for the Stars after Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and former England worldwide Luke Wright.

Handscomb additionally sits sixth all-time in runs scored for the membership together with a century and 4 50s.

Hobart basic supervisor Scott Barnes stated that the energy of the primary new signing for the upcoming season was an indication of issues to return.

“We’re thrilled to have Pete be part of the Hurricanes for this season of Huge Bash”, Barnes stated.

“There shall be plenty of first-time Hurricanes this season and we’re assured that the combination of youth and expertise will see us by means of to the finals for an additional season.

“His expertise and tenacity on the crease is well-known, and for him to be in purple this season gives one other stage of confidence to our batting line-up and general crew management.”

Golf equipment expect a delayed begin to the season, which shall be performed as a shifting showcase due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s unlikely any matches shall be performed in Melbourne earlier than Christmas.

A full home schedule, with South Australia anticipated to be a hub for the early a part of the Sheffield Defend season, is predicted to be finalised quickly.