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Peter Hatzoglou’s rapid rise from local cricketer to BBL star

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Just like his leg-spin, Peter Hatzoglou’s rise to the top has been rapid.

The 22-year-old finance student has been plucked from relative cricketing obscurity to become a rising star of Australia’s top-tier T20 competition, the Big Bash League.

“It’s been pretty crazy and overwhelming,” Hatzoglou remarked.

A few seasons ago, Hatzoglou was plying his trade in third-grade premier cricket for Melbourne University. But his fortunes changed the following summer, when he left an impression on former Australian captain Cameron White.

“I was opening the bowling and I suppose I did well in this game and within the next week I was training with the Melbourne Stars, bowling to them,” Hatzoglou said.

“I’ve not spoken to Whitey about it explicitly but I…



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