ONE of England's most exciting short-form batting prospects is going to the 'Big Bash', with the Hobart Hurricanes securing Yorkshire star Harry Brook for this summer.

The 22-year-old Brook will be a fresh face for Australian fans but has been making waves in England with a break-out season, and was recently named the young player of the year at England's PCA Awards.

Endorsed by Kevin Pietersen as a "big time" player and tipped for international honours by Ben Stokes, Brook brings a burgeoning reputation and Hobart are delighted to have secured him, with a deal having been signed earlier this year.

Brook played under Darren Lehmann at the Northern Superchargers in this year's inaugural Hundred tournament. Indeed, the Brisbane Heat, where Lehmann is an assistant, would have been keen on Brook when fellow Englishman Tom Banton pulled out of his contract in September, had he not already been snapped up by Hobart.

Brook recently became the winner of one of cricket’s most established honours after he was voted NV Play Young Cricketer of the Year for 2021 by the club’s 450-strong membership.

This followed a season of success in all formats with Brook scoring 1,286 runs at an average of nearly 38 in the County Championship. He was also the fourth-highest run-scorer in the Vitality Blast with 486 runs at an average of 69.40 and finished among the top 10 run-scorers in the Hundred despite only having five innings.