Sam Harper is set to remain at the Melbourne Renegades after his breakout season in the franchise’s title-winning BBL|08 campaign.
Signed as a replacement player to fill the void left by Test batsmen Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris, the 22-year-old was a revelation batting at three for the Renegades, scoring 335 runs at a strike rate of 141.35.
“The Renegades have given me a great opportunity this year,” Harper told SEN’s The Sporting Capital.
“I’m hoping I’ll be in red next year as I think they’re going to be.”
After departing cross-town rivals the Melbourne Stars, Harper put his successful tournament down to the mentoring he received from coach Andrew McDonald.
“I have learned a lot about my game in the next 12-to-24 months and that’s been mainly through the Victorian coaches, who have been brilliant for me," he added.
“I enjoyed my time at the Stars, but to get a shot with the Renegades this year, they were fantastic for me.
“Andrew McDonald, Lachlan Stevens and all the support staff and crew there were fantastic, and I’ve loved every minute.”
Listen to Sam Harper's chat on SEN's The Sporting Capital with Jack Heverin in the player below