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The Brisbane Heat have injected another dose of lethal pace into their side after they signed former Perth Scorchers seamer Ryan Duffield for this year’s edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
Even though he was a member of the Scorchers when they won the BBL last year, Duffield is still yet to make his debut in the tournament.
“I am very excited to be joining the Brisbane Heat,” Duffield said. “The club has obviously had a lot of success in the Big Bash having won the competition in BBL|02, and I’m hoping I can play my part in winning games this season.
“I haven’t met many of my new team-mates, but there’s some obvious talent in the squad with the likes of James Hopes, Dan Vettori and Dan Christian, so I’m looking forward to working with them and learning as much as possible.”
Duffield has represented Western Australia in 17 first-class matches and taken 66 wickets at an average of 28.63.
Speaking about the decision to sign Duffield, Heat coach Stuart Law said: “We were really looking for an aggressive left-arm bowler to join our group as it was an obvious element we were missing. We wanted someone who could bowl fast, swing the new ball, be able to able to bowl back of a length, and also throw in a couple of bumpers, and Ryan certainly fits that mould.”