Peter Hatzoglou joins Perth Scorchers: The South Australian spinner will represent Western Australia’s BBL franchise next season.
Uncapped Australia spinner Peter Hatzoglou will play for Perth Scorchers in the upcoming 11th season of the Big Bash League. Hatzoglou, 22, had made his BBL debut for Melbourne Renegades last season.
Having become an instant sensation across social media platforms, Hatzoglou’s first name “Peter” used to be all over the social media and even on fan-made posters inside the stadiums.
Proving his worth on the field after being named as a late replacement for injured spinner Cameron Boyce, Hatzoglou had emerged as Renegades’ highest wicket-taker last season picking 17 wickets in 13 T20s at an average of 22.88, an economy rate of 8.27 and a strike rate of 16.5.
Hatzoglou, who made his T20 debut in BBL 10, went on to make his List A debut for South Australia earlier this year.
Peter Hatzoglou joins Perth Scorchers ahead of BBL 11
At Scorchers, the 22-year old player should make for an exciting pairing with left-arm spin-bowling all-rounder Ashton Agar. Having bagged a leg-spinner, Perth have parted ways with Fawad Ahmed.
Ahmed, 39, represented Scorchers for a couple of seasons dismissing 30 batsmen in 31 matches at an average of 26.97, an economy rate of 7.32 and a strike rate of 22.10.
“He [Peter Hatzoglou] gives us the flexibility to bowl spin at different times throughout the innings and will combine with Ash [Ashton] Agar to make a strong spin duo.
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— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) July 27, 2021
“Peter is a long-term option for us which means sadly we say goodbye to Fawad [Ahmed] who’s been a huge asset to our team over the past two seasons. On behalf of the team and the club, we want to thank Fawad for his time at the Scorchers and wish him all the best in the future,” Perth Scorchers head coach Adam Voges said in a statement.