Aaron Hardie joins Surrey for Blast, Championship stint

Surrey have signed Australia allrounder Aaron Hardie for a two-month spell that will encompass the Vitality Blast group stage and three rounds of the County Championship. Hardie, who had a short spell with Surrey in 2022, will show up in front of the Title installation against Hampshire at the Utilita Bowl from May 24. Surrey will likewise play Hampshire in their Shoot opener on May 30, with the gathering stage running until late July either side of a crush for spirit to-back Title games against Worcestershire and Essex. "It's perfect to have Aaron back at the Kia Oval as his personality and all round abilities in both red and white ball cricket will be a great expansion to our crew," Alec Stewart, Surrey's head of cricket, said. "He definitely realizes our changing area from his experience with us in 2022 and I'm exceptionally sure he will show everybody why he is so profoundly respected in Australia." Hardie, 25, has been covered multiple times in ODIs and multiple times in T20Is and was the third-most elevated run-scorer in the as of late closed Enormous Slam Association. He was called up as cover for Australia's continuous T20I series West Indies and Surrey will trust that he stays off the radar in front of the T20 World Cup, which happens in the Caribbean and USA in June. In spite of the fact that Hardie just showed up for Surrey in 2022, he assumed a part in their Title achievement, raising a ruckus around town pursues against Yorkshire a match-turning 81-run stand in the fourth innings at Scarborough. Hardie said: "I'm stirred up to return to Surrey this late spring. I cherished my time at the Club in 2022 and got a genuine feeling of wearing the Three Plumes. I'm prepared to contribute and uphold the group with bat or ball and do my piece in attempting to carry more accomplishment to south London." His appearance will come at the back finish of Kemar Cockroach's spell, with the West Indies speedy having finished paperwork for the initial seven rounds of the Title season.