Another South African signs Big Bash League contract

File image: David Miller.

Proteas batsman David Miller will play for the Hobart Hurricanes in Australia’s Big Bash League later this year.

Miller was among several South Africans released from Indian Premier League franchise contracts earlier this month. He spent several seasons with the Kings XI Punjab – and is currently with the Durban Heat in the Mzansi Super League.

He has also played for the St Lucia Zouks and the Winnipeg Hawks in the Caribbean Premier League and Global T20 Canada, respectively.

“It’s very exciting to welcome a player of David’s calibre to the Hurricanes,” said Cricket Tasmania chief executive officer Nick Cummins.

“We’ve built a reputation as a destination club among internationals, and we are confident David’s hard hitting batting will give our members and fans great entertainment, and possibly a few opportunities to catch a six.

“We expect to lose some batting experience throughout the season, so David will provide valuable runs in our drive to our third successive finals campaign.’

Other South Africans in the Big Bash League

The left-handed Miller will be accompanied by Proteas team-mate Dale Steyn in the BBL. Steyn has been recruited by the Melbourne Stars.

Countrymen Chris Morris and AB de Villiers will represent the Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat, respectively.

“World-class players don’t just come along every day and to have a player of AB’s stature and skill in the BBL is a fantastic outcome for everyone, not just the Heat,” said Heat head coach Darren Lehmann earlier this year.

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