|Home ground||Bellerive Oval|
|BBL wins||0 (Runners Up 2)|
|Official website:||Official Website|
|2018-19 Hobart Hurricanes season|
The Hobart Hurricanes are an Australian professional men's T20 cricket team based in Tasmania, Australia. They compete in Australia's domestic T20 cricket competition known as The Big Bash League, which is a league where many international players compete. Their team represents Hobart. The Hurricanes play their home matches at Blundstone Arena. The Hurricanes wear a purple cricket uniform.
The Hobart Hurricanes made a bright start to the inaugural Big Bash League season in 2011/12, winning their first game at the WACA Ground against the Perth Scorchers, making 140 before bowling out the Scorchers for 109, with the performance of fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus resulting in his selection for the annual Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the Hurricanes' second match they faced fancied favourites Sydney Sixers before inflicting a 42-run defeat on the Sixers at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Rana Naved-ul-hasan was the leading wicket taker in Big Bash League 2011-12, taking 15 wickets for the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes played a total of 8 games in the 2012-13 Big Bash League. They ended up losing 4 and winning the same the number of games. They finished the tournament in 6th position out of 8 teams. The Hurricanes qualified for the semi finals in 2013-14 Big Bash by just 1 point ahead of Brisbane Heat. They won the semi final against the Stars. They were outclassed by Perth Scorchers in the final by 39 runs. They finished as the runners-up, their best position so far. Ben Dunk was named the Man of the Tournament with 395 runs and Jonathan Wells was the young gun of the tournament. They only won 3 games in the 2014-15 season and ended up 5th on the table.
|BBL01||2nd||Semi Final loss|
|BBL08||1st||Semi Final loss|
|Years||Kit Manufacturers||Chest Sponsor||Breast Sponsor||Sleeve Sponsor|
|BBL03||Blundstone||The Smith Family|
|BBL04||Majestic Athletic||Zap Fitness||Blundstone|
The Hurricanes were the first BBL franchise to have their own team song, the lyrics of which were written by Tim Paine performed to the tune of When Johnny Comes Marching Home. The lyrics to the song (as of BBL06) are as follows:
The song's original second verse, prior to BBL06, made reference to the now defunct T20 Champions League:
Hobart hold a number of batting records in the Big Bash competition. As of January 2017, Hobart hold the highest team score in the competition's history with 8/223. They also co-hold the third and fourth highest scores of 211 and 209. On top of this, the team hold the four highest run chases in Big Bash history.
D'Arcy Short's unbeaten 122 off 69 balls against the Brisbane Heat in January 2018 is the highest individual score in BBL history, while Ben McDermott's score of 114 against the Melbourne Renegades in January 2017 is the third highest individual score in the competition's history, whilst the competition's leading wicket taker Ben Laughlin spent the first three seasons of the competition in Hurricane's colours before moving to the Adelaide Strikers.
In 2017-18, D'Arcy Short broke the competition record for the most individual runs in a season, scoring 465 runs in the first seven games of the season. The record broke Shaun Marsh's previous record of 412 runs in less games than Marsh's BBL02 record. In an extended season, Short scored 572 runs at 57.32, and was named player of the tournament.
Players with international caps are listed in bold
|S/N||Name||Nat.||Date of birth (age)||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|26||Tom Cooper||26 November 1986||Right-handed||Right arm off spin||Australian born- dual citizenship, Vice captain, International Cap|
|13||Matthew Wade||26 December 1987||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||Captain & International Cap|
|23||Liam Bowe||23 September 1997||Right-handed||Left arm chinaman|
|19||Michael Beer||9 June 1984||Right-handed||Left arm orthodox||International Cap|
|32||Qais Ahmad||15 August 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-break||Overseas Player|
|George Bailey||2012 - 2018||29||14||14||1|