Surrey county club has signed Australian uncapped cricketer Aaron Hardie for the remaining Vitality T20 Blast 2022. Surrey recently lost the services of Caribbean giant Kieron Pollard who got injured recently in a match against Birmingham.
Aaron Hardie is a stunning all-rounder and had been busy in Sri Lanka with the Australian A side. He has joined the squad and will be available for Surrey’s upcoming T-20 Blast game against Kent on Friday, 1st July.
Surrey has been fascinating in the ongoing edition of the T-20 Blast. They are leading the South Group standings and have qualified for the quarterfinals with two games still in their pockets.
Hardie was a part of the Perth Scorchers franchise in the Australian Big Bash League that won the 2021 edition of the championship. He had played alongside Laurie Evans and Jason Roy for Scorchers and had built strategic partnerships.
Speaking to the media, Aaron Hardie expressed his joy and stated that he is super excited to join the squad. He also spoke to Laurie and Jason and shared his excitement to play at the Kia Oval and the enormous support from the crowd.
Hardie also mentioned that he is keen to learn from veterans in Surrey Hashim Amla as well as youngsters like Will Jacks. He also assured his dedicated efforts to contribute to the success of the team.
Aaron Hardie has been a convincing first-class player. He averages 50.30 with the bat and 25.34 with the ball. He will also be in contention to play Surrey’s championship fixture against Yorkshire at Scarborough in August 2022.
Surrey’s director Stewart was also delighted to have Aaron Hardie on board. He stated that Aaron’s magnificent skills will open the options in the T-20 Blast as well as the Championship game at Scarborough. Hardie will definitely play a crucial role as a replacement for Pollard.
Surrey is all set to take on Kent in their upcoming T-20 Blast game on Friday at the Kia Oval in which Hardie will play an integral role.
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