David Warner joins new team – see details

charismatic australian opener David Warner The signing of a two-year deal with Big Bash League (BBL) side Sydney Thunder has put an end to months of speculation, who have almost pulled off one of the biggest coups in the history of the domestic tournament. Warner, who will end his nine-year BBL absence and be available for at least five matches in the 12th edition of the tournament early next year, has reportedly been given a deal that top overseas players will play. What will the players bring in the draft later? month. A report by cricket.com.au states that a significant portion of his salary will be paid by Cricket Australia (CA) outside the Thunder’s AUD1.9m cap.

The 35-year-old, who last played in the BBL in December 2013, was reportedly planning to compete in the new UAE T20 league, which is set to clash with the BBL in early January 2023, but has now will be available. The Thunder play in the final five regular season matches after the Sydney Test against South Africa before the Kangaroos started on India’s four-Test tour.

Warner will join the Thunder after the end of his international commitments upon completion of January’s Sydney Test and may be available for five regular season matches – including the second of the summer’s blockbuster Sydney Smash against the Sixers – and the final. is,” said. A thunder statement on Sunday.

The Thunder play defending champion Perth Scorchers at Sydney Showground Stadium on January 13, before matches against Hurricanes (January 15) at Blundstone Arena, Manuka Oval against Renegades on January 19, Sixers and Stars at SCG on January 21 play. MCG on January 25. This will be the third time the opener will represent the Thunder, having previously played just one game in both BBL-1 and BBL-3. In those games he tore the opposition apart, hitting a match-winning unbeaten 102 against the Melbourne Stars in the Thunder’s first BBL match, before scoring a 31-ball 50 against the Sydney Sixers, when they lost two seasons later. .

The veteran of 96 Tests, 133 ODIs and 91 T20Is for Australia said that he is determined to give back to the game.

“I am really excited to be back in the Big Bash with the club I started with,” Warner said. “I care deeply about the game, and I know that the conditions I enjoy as a professional cricketer come largely from other senior players who have come before me. Like this The game is structured and I understand that my contribution will hopefully benefit the next generation of players after I retire from the future of the BBL.”

Warner also said that his family had influenced his decision to return to the BBL. “My ‘girls’ have told me that they would love to see me play at home and in the BBL,” he said. “It would be great for us to be a part of the BBL as a family, and it’s something I’m really looking forward to sharing with them.” Thunder head coach Trevor Bayliss said Warner’s signing would have a huge impact on the BBL.

“Davy’s record on the field speaks for itself and I have no doubt he already has, and will continue to inspire many children to play and love cricket,” Bayliss said. “He is also a passionate and committed family man and this aligns very well with the culture of the Thunder and the family nature of Thunder Nation supporters.” Thunder are yet to be appointed captain for BBL-12 after longtime captain Usman Khawaja moved to Brisbane Heat, with a decision to be made closer to the start of the season.