Broad will cop it again in BBL: Bollinger
Decorated England paceman preparing for his BBL debut for the Hobart Hurricanes
22 December 2016, 02:38 PM AEST
The Sydney Sixers have warned public enemy No.1 Stuart Broad to expect a fiery initiation during his Big Bash League debut on Friday.
The English Test paceman, who earned the ire of Australia cricket fans for his refusal to walk during the 2013 Ashes series in England, will be the Hobart Hurricanes' star attraction during the tournament.
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Sixers quick Doug Bollinger said Broad should expect to be singled out by the SCG crowd, but denies the Sixers will make him a target.
"Absolutely," Bollinger said when asked if Broad would cop some stick.
"You're a bowler down on the boundary then you're going to get it.
"But it's awesome, it's great. Twenty20 is hard, it's great to have him over and I hope he goes well."
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Broad comes to Australia fresh off England's tour of India where he struggled with a foot injury.
The 30-year-old will add ample experience to the Hobart squad, having represented his country 56 times in T20 internationals and bagging 65 wickets at 22.93.
Broad has represented England in 102 Tests and 121 ODIs.
Broad refused to walk in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in 2013 when he edged Ashton Agar to Michael Clarke but was given not out.
He took 8-15 to help rout Australia for 60 at Trent Bridge last year.
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"I think it's great to have a guy like Stuart Broad in the BBL. He's a wonderful guy," Bollinger said.
"Things happen in the Ashes and that's what you're talking about."
The Sixers, last year's wooden spooners, have made one change to their squad following their first-up win over defending champions Sydney Thunder, with Harry Conway coming in for Henry Thornton.