English wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings has been re-signed by Sydney Thunder for the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) 11 which is part of the 2021-22 season. Sam Billings had a very good outing in the last season with Sydney Thunder. As he scored 260 runs in 10 innings at a very good strike rate of 142.
Sam Billings will be seen once again with his countryman Alex Hales. Notably, Alex Hales is one of the top batsmen in BBL, and during last season he had an exceptional outing. He became the nightmare for the bowlers and finished the season with the tag of the tournament’s highest run-scorer.
Meanwhile, the players will join forces with former England coach Trevor Bayliss, who became Thunder’s head coach earlier this year. Notably, he has signed a three-year deal with Sydney Thunder.
“There is no reason we can’t take another step forward and go close to the title,”: Sam Billings
Sydney Thunder finished third during the last season of BBL and Sam Billing is hoping for a title win in the upcoming BBL season.
“I think the most exciting thing about coming back to the Thunder is the group of young players that complement the older, experienced heads,” Billings said in an official release.
“Hales is obviously a high-quality player and we have all seen what he can do. In my first experiences with Sydney Thunder last season there were obviously positive signs but we didn’t finish where we wanted to, or could finish. There is no reason we can’t take another step forward and go close to the title,” he added.
Sydney Thunder squad for BBL 11: Usman Khawaja (C), Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Ollie Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain.
Head Coach: Trevor Bayliss, Assistant Coach: Shawn Bradstreet, Chandika Hathurusinghe