Alex Hales has been awarded the Mike Hussey Medal as Sydney Thunder’s player of the tournament after a record-breaking season in the KFC Big Bash League.
Hales finished his second season in green as the tournament's leading run-scorer with 543 runs at a remarkable strike rate of 161.61.
The big-hitting Englishman also pocketed the record for the most sixes in a single season with 30 maximums.
Undoubtedly his best game was at Adelaide Oval when he scored a brilliant century to help Thunder secure an important win over the Sydney Sixers.
“It’s a great honour for me to win the Mike Hussey Medal,” said Hales.
“The two years I’ve had with the Sydney Thunder have been really enjoyable, both on and off the field, so to win this award means a huge amount to me.
“Hopefully I’ll be back again next year.”
This award caps off a remarkable season for Hales who won the BKT Golden Cap, was voted the second-best player of the tournament by match umpires and named in the official Team of the Tournament.
Since joining the Thunder Nation ahead of BBL|09, Hales has scored 1,119 runs at an average of 38.58 and a strike-rate of 153.70.
He is third all-time leading BBL run-scorer for the club, behind Usman Khawaja (1,718) and Callum Ferguson (1,325).
1. Alex Hales (26 points)
2. Brendan Doggett (15.5 points)
3. Usman Khawaja (10.5 points)
4. Sam Billings (9 points)
BBL|09 – Daniel Sams
BBL|08 – Callum Ferguson
BBL|07 – Shane Watson
BBL|06 – Pat Cummins
BBL|05 – Shane Watson and Usman Khawaja
BBL|04 – Jacques Kallis
BBL|03 – Gurinder Sandhu
BBL|02 – Dirk Nannes
BBL|01 – Chris Gayle