After spending nine seasons with the Melbourne Stars, Peter Handscomb will now play for the Hobart Hurricanes in the upcoming Big Bash League.
For nine seasons since the beginning of the Big Bash League, Peter Handscomb has already been seen playing for the Melbourne Stars. Sadly, he was no longer offered a new deal with the team. With that, he has now been signed up by the Hobart Hurricanes for two years.
As per Handscomb, ‘I had a good chat with some of the boys I'd played with before, so I'm keen to get down there and play with those guys. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to potentially bat in the top four on a beautiful wicket at a nice ground, it's exciting to be able to come to Hobart and show what I can do’.
‘I've got absolutely no hard feelings towards the Stars, I absolutely love everyone there. That's just the way it goes and sometimes you get the wrong end of it. It was a pretty tough decision. There was a moment there for a while where I was a bit scared that no one was going to give me an offer. But (later on), I managed to talk to a few other clubs as well’, he added.
With the Hurricanes, Handscomb will be playing alongside players like D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, and Ben McDermott. As the team goes on without George Bailey and David Miller, it is expected that Handscomb can fill in these roles with his skills.
Having Handscomb on the team, Hurricanes general manager Scott Barnes says, ‘We're thrilled to have Pete join the Hurricanes. There will be a number of first-time Hurricanes this season and we're confident that the mix of youth and experience will see us through to the finals for another season. His experience and tenacity at the crease is well known, and for him to be in purple this season provides another level of confidence to our batting line-up and overall team leadership’.
In his career with the Stars, Handscomb has scored a total of 834 runs at an average of 27.80. To learn more about the different teams of the BBL, head over to Betwala.
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