Hobart Hurricanes on Monday signed a deal with the Australian Test skipper Tim Paine for the upcoming season of the BBL. Hurricanes also completed their roster of domestic cricketers after coming into deal with Paine after three years.
Paine didn’t play in the last season of the Big Bash League and spent the entire season as the commentator for the tournament. The 35-year-old had stepped away from T20 circuit for focusing more on the red-ball cricket before getting injured.
“I’m thrilled to be back with the Hurricanes for this 10th edition of the Big Bash League,” Paine said.
“The ‘Canes have been one of the strongest teams in the competition over the past couple of seasons, so to have a small opportunity to be a part of and contribute to that environment where required is something I’m really looking forward to,” he added.
Paine last played for the Hurricanes in their defeat against Adelaide Strikers in 2017-18 edition of the Big Bash League. He has played 42 matches in the league and scored 1119 runs at a strike rate of 122.16 and a high-score of 91 runs.