Hobart Hurricanes 2022-23 Squad Preview & Match Schedule

Hurricanes have never been able to win any BBL title so far which has been disappointing, to say the least, because of numerous occasions they did come close but lost the eliminators or the finals. Last year they finished in the 5th spot which was not great which they would surely like to rectify this year. In the BBL 12 draft, Hurricanes roped in three of Pakistan’s top players inform in the T20I circuit to further strengthen their team capabilities. 

Hobart Hurricanes 2022-23 Team Preview

To change the team’s outlook, this year has roped in Jeff Vaughan as Hobart Hurricanes’ head coach for the next three years and he is currently performing his head coach duties for Tasmanian Tigers. He is not a new name for Hobart as he had previously worked with them as an assistant coach in 2017/18. Matthew Wade is announced again as Hobart Hurricanes captain 2022-23 as he has been from 2018. 

The good thing for them is that their captain is available for the whole season which is not the case for many of the other BBL franchises we saw in other team previews. Australia has more test cricket lined up during the BBL which means Wade can be fully available since Alex Carey plays as a wicket-keeping option for Australia in tests. 

Complete Squad

Asif Ali (Pakistan), Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan), Iain Carlisle, Zak Crawley (England), Tim David, Paddy Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Caleb Jewell, Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand), Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade, Mac Wright

Team management of Hobart specially Ponting who is their head of strategy was very keen to sign Shadab Khan as their platinum pick because of his great all-around capabilities which include his great bowling skills, his six-hitting power and he is a gun fielder. Asif Ali and Faheem Ashraf were also picked during the draft so the combo of Pakistan’s players works more efficiently for the team. However, Shadab has International duty lined up in January while Faheem is currently busy in the test series against England. As replacements, they have picked Jimmy Neesham and Zak Crawley once the Pakistan players leave for other commitments. 

Ponting was keen to make sure to select players who have the full availability for the BBL and selecting Pakistan players were the main reason behind it. But the series schedule of Pakistan and team selection always have unexpected callups like Faheem was called up for the test series while Shadab got called up for an International duty in January. Asif Ali is so far expected to play the whole tournament but no one can say for sure if he might also be included against New Zealand ODI home series. 

Hobart Hurricanes 2022-23 team squad has seen quite a few changes where eight new fresh faces have come in while seven players from the last squad have been left out. Below are the ins and outs of the Hobart Hurricanes squad 2022-23. 

In Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Zak Crawley, Paddy Dooley, Shadan Khan, Jimmy Neesham, Billy Stanlake, Chris Tremain

Out Peter Handscomb, Sandeep Lamicchane, Tom Rogers, Scott Boland, Jordan Thompson, Harry Brook, Tom Lammonby

Shadab Khan Hobart Hurricanes

Shadab has previously played for Brisbane Heat in BBL 07 and he also made an appearance in BBL 11 in which he played for Sydney Sixers. In both seasons, his availability was cut short due to international or domestic commitments, and played for 3 games each time. 

BBL 07 Stats: 

Played 3 matches and took 6 wickets at an economy of 7.08. 

BBL 11 Stats:

Played 3 matches and took only 1 wicket an economy of 7.89. 

BBL 12 Stats: 

He played just one so far and took one wicket and gave away 29 runs at an economy of 7.25. Hobart would be hoping he provides them with more wickets and scores some handy runs with the bat as well. 

On his day, Shadab definitely has the talent and potential to win on his own for his new franchise and Ponting will be keeping a close eye on him and how he performs after his trust is put on him in the bbl draft for big bucks. 

Hobart Hurricanes Schedule & Fixtures 2022-23

Here is the complete list of Hobart Hurricanes fixtures 2022-23

Date and MonthMatch Details
Fri, Dec 16
06:05 AM GMT | 05:05 PM LOCAL
Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes, 4th Match
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Mon, Dec 19
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers, 8th Match
Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Thu, Dec 22
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 11th Match
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Sat, Dec 24
08:00 AM GMT | 06:00 PM LOCAL
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades, 14th Match
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Sat, Dec 31
04:30 AM GMT | 03:30 PM LOCAL
Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, 22nd Match
Lavington Sports Oval, Albury
Mon, Jan 02
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers, 26th Match
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Thu, Jan 05
08:15 AM GMT | 06:45 PM LOCAL
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 30th Match
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Sat, Jan 07
07:05 AM GMT | 06:05 PM LOCAL
Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, 32nd Match
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Mon, Jan 09
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars, 35th Match
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Sun, Jan 15
02:40 AM GMT | 01:40 PM LOCAL
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, 42nd Match
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Wed, Jan 18
08:40 AM GMT | 04:40 PM LOCAL
Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 46th Match
Perth Stadium, Perth
Fri, Jan 20
09:00 AM GMT | 07:00 PM LOCAL
Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, 49th Match
The Gabba, Brisbane
Mon, Jan 23
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers, 53rd Match
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Wed, Jan 25
02:40 AM GMT | 01:40 PM LOCAL
Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat, 55th Match
Aurora Stadium, Launceston

Key Players This Season

On paper, Hurricanes have one of the best batting depth with many young and international stars lined up who can score big runs. Ponting believes D’Arcy Short will be very crucial for them in BBL 12. If Hobart can find the best possible combination of bowlers to bowl in the powerplay and death overs we believe they have a real chance this season to put up a great show. The good thing for them is they have many new ball options available like Nathan Ellis, Meredith, Billy Stanlake, Chris Tremain & Joel Paris. The spot for National T20I call-up is also up for grabs if players like Ellis & Stanlake do perform for the franchise this season.

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