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Hales finishes second in Player of the Tournament voting

04 February 2021

Alex Hales // AAP

Hales recognised by match umpires as second-best player of BBL|10

Sydney Thunder star Alex Hales has polled second in the KFC BBL|10 Player of the Tournament voting.

Player of the Tournament votes are awarded by the officiating umpires after each of the 56 home and away matches.

Hales polled 20 votes, just two votes behind winner Josh Philippe.

The big-hitting English opener is the current BKT Golden Bat leading run-scorer with 543 runs, including a highest score of 110 from 56 balls against the Sydney Sixers.

Hales has achieved that at a strike-rate of 161.61, the best among the top 25 run-scorers. He’s also pocketed the record for the most sixes in a single season.

KFC BBL|10 Player of the Tournament:

Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers) – 22 votes

Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder) – 20 votes

Jhye Richardson (Perth Scorchers) – 19 votes

Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars) – 18 votes

Ben McDermott (Hobart Hurricanes) – 17 votes

Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat) – 17 votes

Colin Munro (Perth Scorchers) – 17 votes

D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes) – 16 votes

Shaun Marsh (Melbourne Renegades) – 15 votes

Jake Weatherald (Adelaide Strikers) – 15 votes

Last week, Hales and Thunder teammate Daniel Sams were rewarded for outstanding seasons with selection in the 13-player KFC Big Bash League Team of the Tournament.

The team, which includes three overseas and two X-Factor players, was selected by the eight club coaches.

Auction in support of OzHarvest:

Sydney Thunder is auctioning limited-edition playing shirts to support OzHarvest and help raise valuable funds to provide meals to those in need across the Thunder Nation.


OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1,300 charities supporting people in need across the country.

OzHarvest delivers nourishing food to more than 1,500 charities across Australia, including over 200 agencies that support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.