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Harry Dixon lands BBL deal, hopes to emulate David Warner

Harry Dixon is eighteen years previous, has been blazing runs for Australia Beneath-19s, idolises David Warner, and has simply been handed a two-year take care of Melbourne Renegades.

Dixon, a left-handed opener, has been extremely regarded across the Victoria grade system – he hit his maiden hundred for St Kilda within the remaining spherical of final season – and has simply come off a memorable few days in England the place he made 167 and 83 within the first Youth Take a look at at New Street.

Within the first innings, he raced to a century earlier than stumps on the primary day and his second-innings runs got here from 52 balls, including 156 in 17.2 overs with Sam Konstas, as Australia A chased for 191 in 21.2 overs.

“I used to be on 66, possibly, with about 40 minutes left within the day, then hit a few boundaries in a single over and informed myself I used to be going to get 100 earlier than the shut of play,” he informed ESPNcricinfo. “[In the second innings] we went on the market and wished to have a little bit of freedom. We did not plan to have all of it come off that method, however we received to drinks and have been each hitting them fairly properly. Good to get the boys a relaxation day, too, which was good.”

Earlier this yr, Dixon made 148 off 125 balls within the one-day collection when England Beneath-19s got here to Australia. The identify of the batter he most admires is, maybe, subsequently not fully a shock.

“I’ve at all times idolised David Warner,” he stated. “Seeing him develop up as a T20 participant after which be capable of play all three codecs in addition to he has achieved is hopefully one thing I need to do sooner or later. He has been unimaginable and achieved lots for the nation, hopefully, I might be fairly comparable and get into the Aussie group and play all three codecs.

“I would like to consider myself as somebody who can doubtlessly sooner or later play all three codecs. Suppose I confirmed that within the final couple of collection towards England which is sweet.”

Dixon doesn’t but have a state contract, though he’ll spend a while coaching with Victoria within the coming weeks, however there’s a robust probability that can come subsequent season. Nonetheless, he has been snapped up for the BBL.

Renegades first confirmed curiosity through the Beneath-19 collection in Australia throughout February, then moved in for a deal after the current Prime Finish match in Darwin the place Dixon performed for the other aspect of city as a part of the Melbourne Stars Academy. He made a few begins, together with 32 of 14 balls opening towards Pakistan A.

He’s definitely going to have some expertise to study from with Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh and Quinton de Kock a part of Renegades’ squad.

“Cannot wait to share a locker room with guys like Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh and Nathan Lyon,” he stated. “Wanting ahead to getting caught in and studying as a lot as I can and turning into one of the best participant I might be. No matter nevertheless many video games I play, simply being round and coaching with these boys will probably be improbable for my improvement as properly.”

Melbourne Renegades Basic Supervisor James Rosengarten was happy so as to add extra younger expertise to their skilled checklist.

“Harry’s one of many nation’s most promising batters and we’re thrilled to have him agree to affix our membership,” Rosengarten stated.

“We have a wealth of skilled gamers inside our group and likewise some thrilling younger expertise like Will Sutherland and Harry. Harry has all of the attributes to be a profitable participant on this format of the sport for a protracted time frame.”

Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo



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