Laughlin signs two-year deal with Adelaide Strikers

"It is a good challenge (bowling at the death), guys are coming after you, so it’s always a chance to get wickets and a chance to be in the thick of the action at the end of the game"

“It is a good challenge (bowling at the death), guys are coming after you, so it’s always a chance to get wickets and a chance to be in the thick of the action at the end of the game”

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The Adelaide Strikers have acquired pace bowler Ben Laughlin on a two-year deal from the Hobart Hurricanes.

Laughlin, who is renowned for being an exceptional death bowler, was the Hurricanes’ leading wicket-taker in last year’s edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

“Adelaide offered me a two-year deal, which was really good and exciting, and a great opportunity to work with (Strikers coach) Darren Berry,” Laughlin told cricket.com.au. “I think we can form a really good bowling unit over there. I think Kane Richardson’s been amazing at the death, so I’m looking forward to working with him and trying to be the best death-bowling team in the BBL”

Laughlin also noted that he is excited about becoming the Strikers’ new go-to death bowler.

“It is a good challenge (bowling at the death), guys are coming after you, so it’s always a chance to get wickets and a chance to be in the thick of the action at the end of the game,” he said. “I’m looking forward to playing with Richo, and Craig Simmons, the new signing – he was amazing last year, some of those innings, I didn’t get the opportunity to bowl at him, which was probably a good thing, but I’m looking forward to see if he can carry on his form for the Strikers.”

Berry added: “Laughlin has been in devastating form for the Hurricanes over the past two seasons, especially with his death bowling spells. He is a dangerous and clever bowler who we feel is a great compliment to our line-up.

“With Ben Laughlin, Kane Richardson and Michael Neser, we already have a number of bowlers who can take wickets at the important moments, with a number of other key signings still to come.”

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