With sought-after English wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings deciding to return to the Thunder family, Sydney Thunder have taken another important step towards Big Bash League (BBL) dominance.
Billings spent two seasons with the Sydney Sixers before joining the Thunder last summer, when he made a significant mark behind the wicket and with the bat.
The 30-year-old, who captains Kent CCC and Oval Invincible and represents his country in both white-ball forms, scored 260 runs in 10 innings with a strike rate of 142, including two half-centuries, including 83 runs. are also included. 48 balls against the Scorchers in Perth.
The Thunder have now signed their second international with England’s Alex Hales, agreeing to terms a week ago. Billings, like Hales, said the balance of the team and the potential of the young players on the roster is very attractive.
“I think the most exciting thing about returning to the Thunder is the group of young players who complement the older, experienced Chiefs,” Billings said in an official release.
“Hales is clearly a high quality player and we’ve all seen what he can do. My first experiences with Sydney Thunder had clearly positive signs last season but we didn’t finish where we were. wanted, or could have finished. There’s no reason we can’t take one more step and get closer to the title.”
Sydney Thunder BBL Squad
Head Coach: Trevor Bayliss
Assistant Coaches: Shaun Bradstreet, Chandika Hathurusinghe
Signed for BBL-11: Usman Khawaja (c), Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Ollie Davies, Brendon Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Tanvir Union, Chris Tremain.