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Mike Hussey Medal Shortlist

31 March 2017

Chris Green

Chris Green and Shane Watson included

Sydney Thunder will announce the winner of the first recipient of the Mike Hussey Medal at this Saturday’s Steve Waugh and Belinda Clark Awards. The finalists are below:-

Pat Cummins

After missing BBL05 with a back injury, Cummins returned with force during BBL06, taking seven wickets in six games as well showing his class with the bat, hitting some much needed boundaries.

His best with the ball was 2/36, while he scored 134-runs at an average off 33.50, including hitting eight sixes, more than any other member of the BBL squad. His season was cut short after his impressive form saw him called in the Australian ODI squad.

Chris Green

After two seasons leading the Club’s Academy side, Green was ever present in the Thunder side during BBL06.

Thunder fans were continued to be impressed with his his clever off-spin saw him take 7-wickets at 28.14, with an economy rate of 6.79 as well as his three sixes at Spotless Stadium against the Brisbane Heat. His form saw him selected by the Lahore Qalandars for the Pakistan Super League.

Eoin Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan produced Thunder’s stand out moment of the season, hitting a last ball six to give the Thunder Nation a much needed victory at Spotless Stadium against the Melbourne Stars.

In just five games before being replaced by James Vince, Morgan made 159-runs, the second highest of the side, with his unbeaten 71 in the thriller against the Stars. Morgan also scored 52 against the Brisbane Heat before Christmas and captained the side during the clubs’ pre-season regional tour in Orange and Albury.

Shane Watson

The Sydney Thunder injured his calf during the pre-season tour of New Zealand and was forced to miss the first two games, returning at first just as a batsman but then bowling in his second game due to Andre Russell’sinjury.

Finishing the season with 10-4 runs, with a fantastic 55 made against the Hobart Hurricanes, his bowling and captaincy were key to Thunder’s mid-season fight back, finishing the season with seven wickets at an average of 18.42.

Previous winners include Chris Gayle, Jacques Kallis and Usman Khawaja.

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