Probably one of the cleanest hitters in the game, Aiden Blizzard has never reached the dizzying heights that many of his shots have.
Capable of clearing 100 metre boundaries with ease, Tasmania will be hoping for more consistency from their potential star.
Blizzard started his career with the Victoria Bushrangers, but moved to South Australia in an attempt to play more first-class cricket. The decision paid off, with the new Redback enjoying a red-hot 2010/11 campaign. He topped the run-scoring charts for his state that year, but his form since then has cooled off.
He didn’t play much four day cricket for the Tigers in 2012, but made a number of starts when given a chance.
His 21 first-class appearances have produced 966 runs at just over 30. It seems his biggest dilemma is how to approach an innings. With a penchant for flair, he needs to find the right balance between aggression and patience.
In one of his rare Ryobi Cup matches last season, Blizzard received a frosty reception from his former teammates. Showing that he can be cool under pressure, Blizzard looked on track to mastermind a stirring run chase. However, he received no support from the lower order, and eventually threw his wicket way on 37.
Thankfully for Blizzard, he has found his niche in the form of T20 cricket. With a whopping strike rate of 142 from 57 matches, he is one of the most valuable batsmen in the country.
In his first match for Victoria, Blizzard blazed 89 off just 38 deliveries, including eight towering sixes.
His big hitting has made him a regular for the Hobart Hurricanes. In an overall disappointing season, Blizzard found form against the Sydney Sixers, smashing 48 at a strike rate of 160.
With IPL experience under his belt, Blizzard is a valuable member of the squad. However, at 29, this could be a make or break season for his career. A prolonged stretch of good from could earn him a spot in the national T20 squad.