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The 46-year old chinaman bowler, Brad Hogg, is looking to continue his cricketing career and has now set his eyes on Big Bash League 2017 as the veteran bowler is now contemplating to play in the next edition of the T20 league as well.
Hogg, who is one of the aspirants to get picked in the IPL auction to take place on February 20, told The Sunday Times that he will undergo a training program to be fit to participate in the games,
“At this stage, I’m looking to go again next year in the Big Bash and hopefully I can play a couple of other T20 tournaments around the world too. But if that doesn’t eventuate, I’ll look at a new training program to make sure I’m match-ready for the BBL next year.”
Hogg in the 2016/17 Big Bash league season was one of the impressive bowlers in the league as he scalped eight wickets in all the eight games he played for the franchise bowling at an economy rate of 7.21.
Brad Hogg was twice the member of the three-time Big Bash League Champions Perth Scorchers before he switched to Melbourne Renegades for 2016/17 season. Hogg said that he has no regrets to move to Renegades,
“It was a great opportunity to have… and see how there are a few differences compared to the west. To be able to play in two Melbourne derbies — Stars v Renegades — it was awesome, especially 72,000 at the MCG on a rain-affected night followed by a packed house at Etihad.”
Hogg also predicted that Ashton Turner, who is one of the players in the list of 352 players to go under the hammer in IPL auction can be a dark horse,
“I think a lot of teams will be after him … he can hit a boundary at the end of an innings, he can bowl in the first six overs and he’s also one of the best fielders going around in Australia,” he said. “He’s got all three facets in the game and I really enjoy watching him, so I think he’s one that could be a dark horse,” he said.