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Hales wins Mike Hussey Medal

23 April 2021

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Leading batsman voted Player of the Tournament after record-breaking season

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).

Runners Up

1. Alex Hales (26 points)

2. Brendan Doggett (15.5 points)

3. Usman Khawaja (10.5 points)

4. Sam Billings (9 points)

Previous Winners

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