Hobart Hurricanes: The hunt for maiden BBL title continues

Hobart Hurricanes: BBL 2021-22 schedule and full squad list


One of the few teams to have never won the Big Bash League title, Hobart Hurricanes have come agonisingly close to lifting the mantle on more than one occasion. Over the years, the Hurricanes have seen some prominent T20 stars, like Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Dan Christian and more, donning the iconic purple jersey to fire up the Bellerive Oval, University of Tasmania Stadium – the fortress of the Hurricanes.

Hobart Hurricanes: Big Bash League Results With Captains

2020-21Matthew Wade, Peter HandscombDNQ
2019-20Matthew WadeEliminator
2018-19Charlie Wakim, Matthew WadeSemi-finals
2017-18George Bailey, Charlie WakimRunners-up
2016-17George Bailey, Tim PaineDNQ
2015-16George Bailey, Tim PaineDNQ
2014-15George Bailey, Tim PaineDNQ 
2013-14Xavier Doherty, George Bailey, Tim PaineRunners-up
2012-13Xavier Doherty, George BaileyDNQ
2011-12Xavier DohertySemi-finals

The Hurricanes started off their Big Bash League journey with a strong semi-final finish in the first edition, but all the promise soon went downhill. They finished the second season on a dismal sixth place and needed a revamp of the side to come back stronger. The reshuffle worked as the Hurricanes finished as the runners-up in the third season, a campaign that should have gone in their favour.

Hurricanes’ downfall started here as they went three seasons without a knockout qualification before a runners-up finish in the seventh season. Hurricanes had their best season in the eighth edition as they finished first in the league stages before experiencing their second semi-final loss in tournament history. They maintained their momentum in the 2019-20 season as well with an eliminator finish before a sixth-place finish last season.   

Hobart Hurricanes Squad for BBL 2021-22

Batsman: Tim David, Colin Ingram, Will jacks, Caleb Jewell, Dawid Malan, Charlie Wakim, Macalister Wright 

Wicket-keeper: Matthew Wade, Jake Doran, Ben McDermott, Peter Handscomb

All-rounder: Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Mitchell Owen, Keemo Paul, D’Arcy Short, Johan Botha

Bowler: David Moody, Aaron Summers, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Nick Winter, Sandeep Lamichhane, Will Parker

Hobart Hurricanes have roped in Caleb Jewell and Joel Paris for the season with last season’s stars Sandeep Kamichhane, Nathan Ellis, Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott all signing contract extensions with the team. Exciting English talents Harry Brook and Jordan Thompson will also be the players to watch out for. 

Hobart Hurricanes: BBL 2021-22 Fixtures

Date & DayFixtureVenueTime (IST)
December 8, WednesdayHobart Hurricanes vs Sydney SixersUTAS Stadium, Tasmania1:05 PM
December 11, SaturdaySydney Sixers vs Hobart HurricanesSydney Cricket Ground 1:05 PM
December 14, TuesdayHobart Hurricanes vs Perth ScorchersBlundstone Arena, Tasmania1:15 PM
December 20, MondayPerth Scorchers vs Hobart HurricanesOptus Stadium, Perth1:15 PM 
December 24, FridayHobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne StarsBlundstone Arena, Tasmania10:00 AM
December 27, MondayHobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide StrikersBlundstone Arena, Tasmania12:35 PM
December 29, WednesdayMelbourne Renegades vs Hobart HurricanesMarvel Stadium, Docklands1:15 PM 
January 1, FridayHobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane HeatsBlundstone Arena, Tasmania10:30 AM
January 5, TuesdayAdelaide Strikers vs Hobart HurricanesAdelaide Oval12:35 PM
January 8, FridayBrisbane Heat vs Hobart HurricanesThe Gabba, Queensland3:00 PM
January 10, SundayHobart Hurricanes vs Sydney ThunderUTAS Stadium, Tasmania1:15 PM
January 13, WednesdaySydney Thunder vs Hobart HurricanesSydney Showground10:30 AM
January 17, SundayHobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne RenegadesBlundstone Arena, Tasmania2:10 PM
January 19, TuesdayMelbourne Stars vs Hobart HurricanesMelbourne Cricket Ground2:20 PM

Hobart Hurricanes: Stats

Batting Stats

Cricket Australia star D’Acry Short has been the top runscorer for the Hurricanes with 2203 runs to his name in 60 matches so far. He has also scored 19 half-centuries and two centuries from 2016 to 2021. While Short has been the top run-scorer for the Hurricanes, it is Matthew Wade who has the highest score of an unbeaten 130 to his name.  

Bowling Stats

Australia’s Riley Meredith has taken the most wickets for the Hurricanes so far, with 43 scalps in 34 BBL matches. Cameron Boyce also sits at the top with 43 wickets, but the bowler has taken 41 matches to get to them.

However, the best bowling figures for the Hurricanes belong to Dan Christian, who took five wickets in his quota of four overs and conceded just 14 runs. D’Arcy Short also boasts of a five0-wicket haul for the Hurricanes.  

Team Stats

The highest team score tallied by the Hurricanes was against Melbourne Renegades Sixers in the 2016-17 season when they tallied 223 runs away from home in Docklands. Hurricanes’ lowest total came against Sydney Sixers in the 2015-16 BBL season, where they were bundled for 91 runs within 16 overs.

Hurricanes’ largest victory came in a Champions League Twenty20 match against Northern Districts on September 23, 2014, which they had won by 86 runs.

Hobart Hurricanes: Rivalries

OpponentMatch PlayedWonLostWin Percentage (%)
Sydney Sixers16960.562
Sydney Thunder15960.6
Adelaide Strikers16690.37
Perth Scorchers16690.37
Melbourne Renegades13670.46
Melbourne Stars 155100.33
Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers

Not being part of any of the inter-city rivals of BBL, like Sydney and Melbourne, the Hurricanes don’t share an intense nemesis in the Big Bash League. However, in terms of intense competition, Hurricanes haven’t had it easy against the Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers.

Melbourne Stars

The Hurricanes enjoy a 0.37 win percentage against them, a dismal record only exacerbated by Melbourne Stars, against whom the Hurricanes have won only 0.33% of their matches.    

Road Ahead for Hobart Hurricanes

With no Big Bash League title to their name yet, the Hurricanes will look to eye the coveted trophy yet again this season. Having reached the knockouts five times in the last ten BBL seasons, the Hobart Hurricanes have a blue-print to success in their locker and just need their squad to click one time.

Having seasoned T20 stars likes Matthew Wade, Colin Ingram, Riley Meredith, James Faulkner, Johan Botha and others in the squad, with newbies Sandip Lamichhane, Will Parker also bringing their variety to the team, Hurricanes have the perfect balance of experience and youth in the side. And with a little of luck on their side, the team can achieve what has been evading them for ten seasons now.