Australia Pulls All-Rounder Out Of Scheduled Spell With Surrey

Australia Pulls All-Rounder Out Of Scheduled Spell With Surrey, Cricket Australia has opted to withdraw 25-year-old allrounder Aaron Hardie from his planned three-month stint with Surrey to manage his workload effectively. Hardie was set to join Surrey from May to July, participating in the County Championship and the full Vitality Blast group stages.

Australia Pulls All-Rounder Out Of Scheduled Spell With Surrey

This Decision Comes After Hardie’s Extensive

This decision comes after Hardie’s extensive schedule during the winter across various formats. Aaron Hardie has been withdrawn from his three-month stint with Surrey after Cricket Australia chose to manage his workload after a busy winter across formats.

Hardie, the 25-year-old allrounder, had been due to join Surrey in May until the end of July, playing in the County Championship and the full Vitality Blast group stages.

His recent schedule has included Australia debuts in T20I and ODI cricket on the tour of South Africa in August and September 2023. As well as roles in the recent series away to India and at home to West Indies.

In between whiles, he played a key role in Perth Scorchers’ Big Bash campaign. Including captaining the side in the latter stages, including their play-off elimination against Adelaide Strikers.

Later this week, he will represent Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield final. With the region looking to secure their third title in a row.

Alec Stewart, Surrey’s director of cricket, said “We are very disappointed that Aaron will not be joining the team this summer. I respect the decision of Cricket Australia and wish Aaron the very best.”

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Surrey is Currently Not Planning On Recruiting a Replacement 

“Whilst we are very disappointed that Aaron will not be joining the team this summer. I respect the decision of Cricket Australia and wish Aaron the very best,” said director of cricket, Alec Stewart. Hardie, who had previously represented Surrey in 2022. Was one of three overseas players recruited by the club for the 2024 campaign.

Compatriot Sean Abbott is due to be available in both. The County Championship and T20 Blast throughout May and June while West Indies bowler Kemar Roach will call. The Kia Oval is home for the first seven matches of the County Championship. Join The Cricketer’s brand new Whatsapp channel for the latest breaking news, comments, and features.

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