Big Bash League 2014-15

Hogg and Arafat sign for Scorchers again

ESPNcricinfo staff

August 22, 2014

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Brad Hogg finished with figures of 2 for 17, Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes, Big Bash League, Final, Perth, February 7, 2014
Brad Hogg will be back in the Perth Scorchers colours again next summer © Getty Images
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Veteran spinner Brad Hogg has signed on for another season with the Perth Scorchers, who have also secured Pakistan fast bowler Yasir Arafat for another year.

Hogg, 43, has just returned home from the Caribbean Premier League, where he played for the Antigua Hawksbills, and he was also part of Australia's World T20 squad in Bangladesh earlier in the year.

"The body is feeling great and the mind is just the same as ever; it's feeling like an 18-year-old's," Hogg said. "I'm really looking forward to getting back out in the middle and playing. I know my career is coming to an end; it's going to come to an end quicker than it will extend, we all know that. I just want to enjoy every moment and I'm just excited."

Like Hogg, Arafat was a key part of the side's BBL triumph last summer with his 12 wickets at 14.75, and Scorchers coach Justin Langer said both men were important signings for the 2014-15 campaign.

"I've said from day one that, the way I'm watching the game, is that, in Twenty20 cricket, that experience is so important," Langer said. "To be able to handle the pressure, whether you're batting, bowling, fielding, usually it's the more experienced heads that do that. To have Brad Hogg and Yasir adding that experience to our group adds great layers to our squad."

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Posted by dunger.bob on (August 22, 2014, 7:31 GMT)

The man's an inspiration to us all.

Posted by SirBobJones on (August 22, 2014, 4:04 GMT)

Best news I've heard all week, go Hoggy (except against the Sixers!)!!

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