Tasmania’s Hobart Hurricanes has announced the signing of India-born Nikhil Chaudhary to their KFC Big Bash League|13 squad.
27-year-old Nikhil is a former U19 National representative for India and now lives in Queensland.
He is thrilled to be a part of the Big Bash League and play for the Hurricanes.
“My first goal when I moved to Australia was to be playing in the Big Bash. I would describe myself as a finisher, I’ll be there at the end in the last couple of overs scoring a couple of big ones and finishing the game for the team that will be my goal for this year.”
On Nikhil’s selection, Salliann Beams, Cricket Tasmania High-Performance General Manager, observed:
“Hopesy [James Hopes] put Nikhil’s name forward earlier in the year, and ever since then he hasn’t stopped scoring runs, Nikhil has always batted 5, 6, 7 and he knows it so well… hopefully he’ll get his chance.”
Nikhil has dominated the domestic T20 competition for the past few seasons averaging 44.8 with the bat at a strike rate of 164.3. He is an ace batsman dubbed as ‘a run-scoring machine’ with a unique hitting style. He will join Hurricanes in the middle to lower batting order and can help with leg-spin bowling as well.
To commemorate this momentous occasion, the Hobart Hurricanes have released a special poster shirt featuring Chaudhary’s name and signature.
Chaudhary will Corey Anderson (o/s) Iain Carlisle, Tim David, Paddy Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Sam Hain (o/s) Peter Hatzoglou, Caleb Jewell, Chris Jordan (o/s) Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Billy Stanlake, Matthew Wade, Sam Heazlett, and Mac Wright as Hurricanes currently contracted for BBL|13.
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