The Hobart Hurricanes have announced promising English fast bowler Tom Curran will join the team for the upcoming Big Bash League season.
The 22-year-old South African-born quick has signed a two-year deal and joins fellow Englishman Tymal Mills as one of the side’s two international players.
Curran has played three T20 internationals for England since making his debut in June.
He had an international debut to remember, taking the wicket of Reeza Hendricks with just his second ball before claiming the scalps of Andile Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris.
His next game was equally as impressive, taking 2/22.
He made his one-day international debut for England last month against the West Indies, finishing with figures of 1/62 from his full quota of overs.
“I can’t wait, it’s a great opportunity and an honour to be involved with the Hobart Hurricanes,” Curran said.
“I’m looking forward to getting out to Australia and being part of the Big Bash, it’s something I’m really excited about.
“We follow the Big Bash quite a lot in England. It’s one of the biggest T20 competitions in the world. Listening to other English players who have played in the tournament they’ve only got great things to say about it.
“I can’t wait to join the squad and the coaching staff in Tasmania.”
Curran said he would have to adapt to the different conditions Down Under.
“I’ll be looking to execute my skills as well as I can. The fields in Australia are bigger and there is a bit more bounce for the fast bowlers, so those will be challenges,” he said.
Curran will take the place of former English T20 captain Stuart Broad at the Hurricanes, who will instead play a pivotal role in England’s Ashes defence.
The seventh edition of the Big Bash League kicks off on 19 December.