Teams Played For
Tasmania, Hobart Hurricanes
The 'King of Yorkers' in the Australian domestic circuit, Nathan Ellis is a professional cricketer for Tasmania who is a right arm-pacer known for his death bowling. Started playing cricket at the young age of 8, he grew up watching pacers like Brett Lee and Andy Bichel that gradually developed his love for fast bowling.
Despite dominating NSW premier cricket scalping 160 wickets in four years, he failed to make it into the age-group selections and decided to relocate to Hobart in search of better opportunities. The move finally paid off and the Greenacre-born speedster made his List A debut for Tasmania in September 2019 against Victoria.
Ellis began the summer of 2020 without a professional contract in any format and was considering moving back to his hometown Sydney before Griffith invited him to join the pre-season for Tasmania. That proved to be a massive boost for the 26-year old paceman when his pre-season exploits paved way for the Marsh One-day Cup debut. In 2020, Ellis received his first Big Bash League (BBL) contract.
A key contributor for the Hurricanes squad in the last two seasons, Ellis’ dream came true when he got his maiden call-up to the Australian squad as a reserve player for the limited-overs series against the 'Men in Maroon'. A fighter on and off the field, his story is no less than a rollercoaster. From being a labourer to making it into the topmost level of cricket, Ellis’ gritty attitude and determination will be crucial for his success at the international stage.
(As of July 2021)