After five successful seasons with the Perth Scorches, Brad Hogg made the decision to move the Melbourne Renegades in BBL|06. Hogg personifies the never-say-die attitude engrained in Australia’s sporting culture, as shown by his refusal to give up on an international career, despite waiting seven years and 78 matches between his first and second Test appearances.
With 125 wickets in 125 domestic T20 Matches, the left-arm chinaman forged a remarkable career through his flipper and wrong’un deliveries, proving a handful for opponents at one-day level with 156 wickets from 123 matches for Australia, including two World Cup wins, and always finishing with a trademark flamboyant celebration.
Hogg’s second comeback came at T20 level, when, after shining in his performance for the Perth Scorchers in the inaugural KFC T20 Big Bash League with 12 wickets and a 13.5 average, he was selected for Australia’s T20 side; four years after his international retirement. The fan favourite went on to play 10 matches for his country in his Australian summer return.