Worcestershire batter Adam Hose is optimistic of being fit to play in this winter’s Big Bash League after undergoing surgery to his left wrist.
Hose suffered the setback when struck by a delivery from Durham’s Paul Coughlin in the final home LV=Insurance County Championship match two weeks ago.
He had an operation last week and is hopeful of being ready for his second spell of BBL cricket with Adelaide Strikers, with the tournament getting underway in two months on December 7.
Hose was amongst the top 10 run-scorers in last season’s tournament at the time of the Strikers’ elimination.
The 30-year-old finished with 312 runs at a strike rate of 127.86.
Hose said: “I had the surgery last Wednesday and, fingers crossed, I’ll be fit and ready in time for the Big Bash.
“I really enjoyed it. All these sort of experiences only help me as a player, and I think in time that can only benefit Worcestershire as a club.
“For me to have exposure to top franchise competitions, playing with great players, against good opposition, is only going to challenge me and hopefully improve my game.
“It is a great competition, great place to play and I’m really happy to be back there this year.”
Worcestershire Head Coach, Alan Richardson said: “I think Adam will be fit for the Big Bash. He will be hitting balls reasonably soon.
“It is going to take a little bit of time and Adam will be one of those who benefits from playing during the winter.
“He is one of those doing it slightly differently because he is playing franchise cricket and he will benefit hugely from those experiences.
“He talks about them really fondly and myself, Kadeer (Ali) and Jonesy (Richard Jones) are around to help him out as much as possible.”