Sydney Thunder Is Going To Start Its BBL 10 Campaign With Its First Match Against Melbourne Stars On December 12 At Manuka Oval. Sydney Thunders Who Won Fifth Edition Of Big Bash League Will Go To Ground With High Hopes.
Sydney Thunders Is Going To Be Coached By Shane Bond And Sydney Has Done Some Changes In Its Squad. They Have Brought In Englishman Sam Billings, Australian All Rounder Ben Cutting From Brisbane Heat And Adam Milne From New Zealand.
Sam Billings Is Sydney Thunders Latest Overseas Signing And Sam Is Very Excited About This Venture. He Said “Coming to the Big Bash after [batting consistently] against Australia’s finest is a big confidence booster,” he said. “You don’t take anything for granted, but to have that behind you definitely helps… it was something I was very proud of, and it’s definitely one of my best summers of cricket.”
“It seemed a close-knit group,” he said. “They represent Western Sydney and, having played club cricket for Penrith, I know the area fantastically well. I still have a lot of very good friends from my time there.
“Something I do know about Western Sydney is the ‘togetherness’ of the group. That’s something I picked up on, and it was something Jos Buttler, who played for Thunder, mentioned as well; that the people get stuck in for each other. With that in mind, I’m very happy to be on board with Sydney Thunder.
“Jos and Joe Root are two good mates of mine who represented Thunder, so I picked their brains about the set-up; everything I could think of! Neither had a bad word… all they could tell me was it’s a great franchise, and wonderful to be a part of.”
Coach Shane Bond Is Also Very Pleased About The Inclusion Of Sam Billings Into Sydney Thunder Squad For BBL 10. Shane Said “It’s not easy to get someone who wants to be a middle order batter, but he wants to do that for us,” said Bond. “And I know he wants to continue to do that role for England – and that offers so much to our team.
“We’re delighted to have Sam. When you put a squad together you look for the playing quality of the person you’re signing, but you also want players who’ll also bring something to the group, including good company.
“Sam is first and foremost an outstanding cricketer, but his reputation as a good bloke precedes him no matter where he goes. I’ve known him for quite a while and he’s everything you want: a quality player and quality person.”
Locals: Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Callum Ferguson, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
Overseas: Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Adam Milne