Dawid Malan signs for Hobart Hurricanes in Big Bash League

Dawid Malan
Malan was the highest run-scorer in the T20 series between England and Australia last month

England batsman Dawid Malan has signed for the Hobart Hurricanes for this winter's Big Bash League in Australia.

Yorkshire's Malan, 33, is number one in the world Twenty20 batting rankings and is the fifth England player to sign up for this year's tournament.

Liam Livingstone has rejoined Perth Scorchers and Alex Hales has re-signed for Sydney Thunder, while Tom Banton and Tom Curran have deals with Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers respectively.

The Big Bash begins on 3 December.

"The Big Bash is recognised as one of the leading T20 leagues in the world, and I'm excited to be joining the Hurricanes," said Malan.

"I love the whole ethos of Australian sport, and really enjoy playing in front of Aussie crowds."

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