Hobart Hurricanes are one of the eight franchises in the Big Bash League that represent Hobart, Tasmania. This franchise has been part of the league since the very first BBL season in 2011. However, the Hurricanes are one of only two teams that haven’t been able to win a single BBL season. Although, they have made to the finals twice in 2013 and 2017 seasons, respectively.
However, luck hasn’t gone their way in the league. Despite all those factors, there have been some big names like D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Dan Christian, and Jofra Archer, that have represented this team. In total 13 seasons, there are 8 players that have led this team in the tournament and Mathew Wade is the current captain.
List of Captains for Hobart Hurricanes
4. Peter Handscomb (Led in 13 games)
Peter Handscomb is one of the few players who have led the Hurricanes in multiple seasons. He joined the team in 2020 season and was part of the team till 2021-22 season. During his journey with the franchise, he led them in 13 games, with seven wins and six losses. He was part of 27 games overall and scored 414 runs as well.
3. Tim Paine (BBL Captain 2013-2017)
Former Australian skipper Tim Paine was part of the franchise from 2012 to 2022. During this tenure, he led the Hurricanes for a few seasons between 2013 and 2017. Paine led in a total of 29 games and has 12 wins and 17 defeats under his name. He played 44 games and scored 1129 runs at an average of 27.53 with 8 half-centuries.
2. George Bailey (BBL led Hobart Hurricanes to 2013 and 2017 finals)
George Bailey was probably the best captain for the Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL. He hasn’t led the team in many seasons, but he was the one that led them to the finals in the 2013 and 2017 seasons. But unfortunately, they couldn’t win. In 2013 they lost to Perth Scorchers, while 2017 they lost to Adelaide Strikers. Under his captaincy, the Hurricanes played 29 games, winning 14, losing 14, and drawing one. He played 72 games for them and scored 1559 runs at an average of 34.64 and a strike rate of 137.35.
1. Mathew Wade (led Hobart Hurricanes in 53 games)
Veteran Australian wicketkeeper batter Mathew Wade is the current captain for the Hobart Hurricanes. He has been part of the team since 2017 and is the only player to lead them in over 50 games. Wade has captained the team between 2017 and 2023. In his leadership, the Hurricanes have played 52 games and won 24, lost 27, with one game ending in a no-result. Overall, Wade has played 64 games for the Hurricanes and scored 1931 runs at an average and strike rate of 33.87 and 146.06, respectively. He has also scored one century and 15 half-centuries.