T20 Big Bash League - KFC

James Hopes - Hopesy

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  • Date of Birth24/10/1978
  • Lives inBrisbane
  • PositionCaptain / All-rounder
  • Weight84kg
  • Height180cm
  • Bat UsedGunn & Moore
  • Bowling StyleRight-arm medium fast
  • Batting StyleRight-handed
  • Favourite Shot/BallPull shot
  • StatusFit

For James Hopes, season 2013-14 was somewhat of a renaissance for the bustling all-rounder. 

The Brisbane Heat skipper was one of the club's best bowler's in BBL|03 with eights wickets at an economy rate of just over seven runs per over. 

He then backed up his white ball form into the longer form of cricket by taking out the Ian Healy Trophy as the my Foot Dr Queensland Bulls Player of the Year. 

Hopes has had a glittering domestic and international career, leading the Bulls to Sheffield Shield and One-Day titles, while he was also skipper during BBL|02 when the Heat took out the title, however he was unfortunately injured for the final. 

His resume includes 84 One-Day Internationals and 12 T20Is for Australia, plus 79 T20 games in the Big Bash League, Champions League and Indian Premier League. 

Hopes' sporting prowess extends further than cricket, playing off single figures in golf.

He married his American sweetheart Maria in Denver, Colorado in the winter of 2012 and is an unabashed Denver Broncos NFL fan.

In Australia, his loyalties all lay with the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL, having spent his formative years in Townsville and Cairns. 

Hopesy will again wear the skipper's armband in BBL|04, and will be fired up to lead the team to glory!

One of the game's premier allrounders. Silky batting, smart captaincy, sharp bowling, selfless team man. Always one of our trumps. Stuart Law


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