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Sydney Thunder Cricket


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PLAYER ROLE STYLE AGE
Adam Milne Bowler Right Arm 28
Alex Hales Batsman Right Handed 32
Ben Cutting All Rounder Right Handed 34
Sam Billings Wicketkeeper Right Handed 29
Usman Khawaja Batsman Left Handed 34
Chris Green Bowler Right Arm 27
Alex Ross Batsman Right Handed 28
Chris Tremain Bowler Right Arm 29
Nathan McAndrew Bowler Right Arm 27
Arjun Nair All Rounder Right Handed 22
Jason Sangha Batsman Right Handed 21
Callum Ferguson Batsman Right Handed 36
Matthew Gilkes Wicketkeeper - -
Brendan Doggett Bowler Right Arm 26
Daniel Sams All Rounder Right Handed 28
Baxter J Holt Wicketkeeper Right Handed 21
Jonathan Cook Bowler - -
Oliver Davies Batsman Right Handed 20
Tanveer Sangha Bowler Right Arm 19
ABOUT

  1. History
  2. Administration and Support Staff
  3. Team Sponsors
  4. Sydney Thunder - Batting Stats
  5. Sydney Thunder - Bowling Stats
  6. Sydney Thunder- Team Stats
  7. Fanbase
  8. Performance over the years
  9. Sydney Thunder 2020/21 squad - Players to watch out


Full Name: Sydney Thunder

Nick Name: ST

Founded: 2011

Ground: Sydney Showground Stadium, also known as Giants Stadium

Prominent Players: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson

Captain - Callum Ferguson

Jersey - Light green tracks and t-shirt with a strap of black near the waist

Logo - A green-coloured lightning bolt with the name Sydney Thunder to its right


History


2011-12


  1. David Warner led Sydney Thunder in the inaugural edition of the Big Bash League
  2. Chris Gayle was a part of Sydney Thunder
  3. Finished 8th (last) on the points table


2012-13


  1. Michael Clarke took over the captaincy for Thunder
  2. ST lost all their matches and finished 8th (last) on the points table


2013-14


  1. Tillekeratne Dilshan and Eoin Morgan joined Sydney Thunder
  2. Michael Hussey became the new captain for ST
  3. ST finished 8th (last) yet again as they won only 1 out of their 8 matches


2014-15


  1. Finished 7th on the points table, which was their best finish in the first four seasons of the BBL


2015-16


  1. Won the Big Bash League for the only time
  2. Clint McKay picked most wickets in the tournament (18)


2016-17


  1. Shane Watson took over the captaincy from Michael Hussey
  2. Finished 8th (last) on the points table


2017-18


  1. Finished 6th on the points table


2018-19


  1. Had a repeat of the previous edition’s performance as they finished 6th on the points table yet again


2019-20


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  1. Callum Ferguson became Thunder’s new captain
  2. ST finished as Challengers i.e. 3rd place
  3. Daniel Sams and Chris Morris picked the highest and second-highest number of wickets in BBL 09 (30 & 22 respectively)


Administration and Support Staff


Coach - Shane Bond


Team Sponsors


Majestic Athletic, Chamberlain and Mazda are the premier sponsors of the Sydney Thunder for BBL 2020-21.


Sydney Thunder - Batting Stats


Most Runs: Usman Khawaja: 1380 runs

Most Centuries: Usman Khawaja: 2

Most Fifties: Usman Khawaja: 9

Best Batting Average: Michael Hussey: 39.00

Best Strike Rate: Andre Russell: 159.09

Most Sixes: Shane Watson: 52

Most Fours: Usman Khawaja: 159

Highest Individual Score: Callum Ferguson: 113*

Highest Batting Partnerships: Michael Hussey and Jacques Kallis: 160 runs for 1st wicket


Sydney Thunder - Bowling Stats


Most Wickets: Daniel Sams: 45

Best Economy: Jacques Kallis: 6.93

Best Bowling Figures: Fawad Ahmed: 4.0-0-14-4

Best Bowling Average: Daniel Sams: 17.26

Most Runs Conceded: Gurinder Sandhu: 4.0-0-55-0

Most 4 Wickets: Josh Lalor, Clint McKay, Jonathan Cook, Dirk Nannes, Daniel Sams and Fawad Ahmed: 1 each

Most Hat-tricks: NA


Sydney Thunder- Team Stats


Highest score: 208/1

Lowest score: 94


Click here to see Sydney Thunder fixtures for BBL 2020-21.


Fanbase


The Sydney Thunder have a slight disadvantage of being one of the two teams hailing from the city of Sydney. Some of their fanbase gets divided to the Sydney Sixers as well. They have managed to rake in a lot of crowd towards their side with the presence of international stars.


On social media, they have accumulated a total of 1.32 million followers. They are segregated into 120.8k followers on Twitter, 158k on Instagram and 1 million on Facebook.


Performance over the years


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YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2011-12David Warner8thChris Gayle252Scott Coyte828.57
2012-13Michael Clarke8thUsman Khawaja206Dirk Nannes110.00
2013-14Michael Hussey8thMichael Hussey258Gurinder Sandhu1012.50
2014-15Michael Hussey7thAiden Blizzard240Gurinder Sandhu825.00
2015-16Michael HusseyWinnersUsman Khawaja345Clint McKay1860.00
2016-17Shane Watson8thKurtis Patterson173Fawad Ahmed937.50
2017-18Shane Watson6thShane Watson331Fawad Ahmed1240.00
2018-19Shane Watson6thCallum Ferguson442Daniel Sams1542.86
2019-20Callum FergusonChallenger (3rd)Alex Hales576Daniel Sams3047.06


Sydney Thunder 2020/21 squad - Players to watch out


#1. Callum Ferguson


Callum Ferguson has taken over the mantle to be responsible for the batting order of the Syndey Thunder. He showed great results with the bat as well as a captain in BBL 2019/20 when they helped finish 3rd in the tournament. The 35-year-old will be crucial for the success of ST in BBL 10.


#2. Usman Khawaja


The southpaw opener Usman Khawaja has scored the most number of runs for Sydney Thunder in the history of the Big Bash League. The Thunder fans will be expecting a fruitful season from him to have higher chances of lifting the trophy for the second time. Khawaja will also have a point to prove to the national selectors after they left him out of the bilateral series against India.


#3. Ben Cutting


The Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting has it in him to be the MVP of BBL 2020/21 if he finds form. On his day, he can be pretty dangerous with both bat and ball and no opposition can prove too difficult for him. Cutting always brings in the X-factor into the side with his 4 consistent overs and electric fielding. He is certainly a player to watch out for whenever Sydney Thunder are in action.


#4. Sam Billings


Sam Billings missed Indian Premier League 2020 season and will be itching to make a mark in the tournament by getting some runs under his belt. The 29-year-old will have work cut out on the hard and bouncy pitches in Australia.


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#5. Alex Hales


Last but not least is Sam’s national teammate Alex Hales. The England opener has impressed in the BBL in the previous edition. He top-scored for Sydney Thunder with as many as 576 runs in a single season. He too is keen to perform out of his skin to fight for a place in the England cricket team. The Sydney Thunder will be a dangerous side if Alex Hales is in form.



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