England fast bowler Stuart Broad is all set to play for Big Bash League franchise, Hobart hurricanes, in the upcoming season after agreeing on terms with the Australian team.

The 30-year old is one of the most vital parts of England team in Test cricket. However, the pacer has failed to consolidate his place in the limited-overs format. He hasn’t played in a T20 international since 2014 but is confident he still has a future in the shortest form. And playing in the league might help him to make his way to the national team in the shorter formats.

Broad is Hobart’s second international signing after Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara agreed to return to the franchise for one more season.

Commenting on his prospect of playing in the BBL, Broad said: “From a personal point of view the BBL looks like a fantastic competition to be involved in. Australia is one of my favourite places to play, the pitches and the crowds make for great cricket and atmosphere is fantastic.”

“It has been really good to have Hurricanes teammate, Dan Christian, playing with me at Notts who has been really positive about the Hobart Hurricanes and also the city of Hobart which I’m looking forward to embracing,” he added.

Hobart’s coach Damien Wright delighted his excitement over the signing and said that the Englishman will be an asset for his team.

“Stuart Broad has an incredible record in all three formats and his knowledge of the game overall will be a huge asset for our bowling group going forward,” Wright said.

“He will give us great firepower with the ball and will be a fantastic inclusion into our pace attack joining (fast-bowlers) Shaun Tait, Jake Reed, and Sam Rainbird.

“We now have two of the biggest names in our game playing for the Hobart Hurricanes and our members & fans should be extremely excited for BBL|06.

“It was key to finding someone who could contribute in a big way with the ball & we believe we’ve signed one of the very best to do this.

“He is a terrific fella who is determined to do well throughout the Big Bash as well as seeing this as a great opportunity to put himself back in contention for England in the shorter formats of the game.”

With Broad currently not in England’s limited-overs plans, it looks like he will be available for the Hurricanes for the whole tournament.

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