Brad Hodge galvanised his reputation as one of the most destructive batsmen in the world with a standout summer with the Melbourne Stars. The Victorian legend returned to his home of almost 20 years, the MCG, and lit it up like he has so many times before.
A T20 mastermind, Hodge slotted straight into the batting line-up at no. 3, playing all nine matches. He also shared his 10 years of T20 experience with the squad working as the Stars’ batting coach.
The run machine led from the front finishing the season as the leading run-scorer with 342 – which was the third best in the BBL – scoring at an average of 48.85.
Hodge blasted four half-centuries, hit a high score of 88 and overtook teammate David Hussey as the leading runs-scorer in the history of the T20 format with 4917.
The gun veteran has continued that form and leadership in the sixth Pepsi IPL, Hodge adequately helped the Rajasthan Royals with both bat and ball and was a key performer in helping his side advance to the qualifying finals.
A thriving cricketer from a young age, Hodge was born and bred in Bayside and completed high school at St Bede’s College. He now lives in Sandringham with his beautiful wife Meg and two young children Sophie and Jesse.
Hodge will be back again and leading the way for the Stars in BBL|03.
Brad's unique cricketing talents are recognised all over the world