The Sydney Thunder’s Best Overseas Players
The Sydney Thunder have had some impressive names from abroad on their books over the years. They’ve spent a lot on personnel, but don’t necessarily have the best results to show for this.
England batsman Alex Hales has played domestic T20 cricket all around the world, including the Mzansi Super League in South Africa and Pakistan Super League. He was an absolute star for the Thunder during the ninth edition of the BBL, contributing a substantial number of runs to their title-winning campaign.
South African all-rounder Chris Morris is not necessarily a favourite in terms of selection for the Proteas, but he is effectively a household name in the Big Bash League for the Sydney Thunder and franchises in the Indian Premier League. He brings plenty of impetus with the bat and ball.
England captain Eoin Morgan has led his country to a World Cup win, after the theatrics experienced against New Zealand in 2019’s final. He has also spent some time in the Big Bash League. He played for the Thunder in BBL03 and BBL06. Perhaps he will eventually get a third stint with the Sydney franchise.
Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis is arguably one of the greatest international cricketers of all time. His global T20 record is rich – and includes stints with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and Thunder in the Big Bash. Kallis, like Morris, gave a lot to the Thunder with bat and ball.
England batsman James Vince hasn’t been able to nail down a relatively permanent berth in his country’s ODI or T20I XI, though he was in the squad for the 2019 World Cup title. He is pretty much the first name on the sheet when playing around the world, though. He has been a firm favourite with the Thunder.
West Indian all-rounder is one of the greatest T20 cricketers in the modern era. He has starred for many franchises, especially in the Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League. The Big Bash League, especially the Thunder, have been thrilled by his exploits with bat and ball as well.