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Big Bash League preview: Sydney Thunder team guide

After an all-around good season in BBL|09, the Sydney Thunder hope that fresh blood will give them the edge.

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BBL|09 was a significant improvement for Sydney Thunder. The team finished fifth after the regular season and qualified for the finals for the first time in four years. They went on to win the Eliminator and the Knockout but lost the Challenger to Melbourne Stars.

Now, the team is looking forward to another great run during BBL|10. To make sure that happens, Thunder brought in all-rounder Ben Cutting from Heat and signed England international Sam Billings and New Zealand cricketer Adam Milne.

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How to watch Sydney Thunder BBL matches

Cricket fans can watch Sydney Thunder matches live and free. While some games are on Channel 7, only Kayo Sports and Foxtel have all matches live, courtesy of Fox Cricket. Additional information is available in our guide on how to watch the BBL.

You can watch every Thunder match via the Internet with Kayo Sports.

Sydney Thunder schedule

Sydney Thunder's first match of the season will be against the Melbourne Stars on Saturday 12 December. Here are the team's upcoming fixtures for BBL|10, alternatively you can find the entire draw here:

Date Match Venue Time (AEDT) Where to watch
Saturday, 12 December 2020 Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Manuka Oval 4:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Monday, 14 December 2020 Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Manuka Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Manuka Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 26 December 2020 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Manuka Oval 6:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Manuka Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 1 January 2021 Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Monday, 4 January 2021 Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 7 January 2021 Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder TBC 6:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 9 January 2021 Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 18 January 2021 Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 22 January 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 24 January 2021 Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers TBC 4:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 25 January 2020 Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7

Sydney Thunder squad

Besides the transfers mentioned earlier, Sydney Thunder is also bringing back Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson and Usman Khawaja. Here's how the squad looks ahead of the BBL|10 season:

Player Age Country Position
Oliver Davies 20 Australia Batsmen
Callum Ferguson 36 Australia Batsmen
Usman Khawaja 33 Australia Batsmen
Alex Hales 31 England Batsmen
Alex Ross 28 Australia Batsmen
Jason Sangha 21 Australia Batsmen
Chris Green 27 Australia All-rounders
Arjun Nair 22 Australia All-rounders
Nathan McAndrew 27 Australia All-rounders
Daniel Sams 28 Australia All-rounders
Ben Cutting 33 Australia All-rounders
Chris Morris 33 South Africa All-rounders
Matt Gilkes 21 Australia Wicket-keepers
Jay Lenton 30 Australia Wicket-keepers
Brendan Doggett 26 Australia Fast Bowlers
Liam Hatcher 24 Australia Fast Bowlers
Gurinder Sandhu 27 Australia Fast Bowlers
Chris Tremain 29 Australia Fast Bowlers
Liam Bowe 23 Australia Spin bowlers
Jono Cook 30 Australia Spin bowlers

Sydney Thunder history

Sydney Thunder play their home games on Sydney Showground Stadium at Olympic Park. Their coach is Shane Bond, while Ferguson is team captain.

The Thunder had a disappointing start in the BBL, placing last for the first three seasons and second last during their fourth. However, they qualified for the finals during BBL|05 and managed to come out on top, winning their first title. Unfortunately, they weren't able to qualify for the finals again until BBL|09.

Image source: Sydney Thunder website

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