A quality left-hander who is renowned for his fluent stroke-play and classical style, Usman was the leading run-scorer for the Thunder in BBL|02, in addition to topping the batting averages. Having qualified as a pilot, ‘Uzzy’ has the brains to go with his sporting ability and the quietly-spoken batter also possesses a sharp tactical brain.
Uzzy will be the ‘glue’ that holds together a powerful Thunder top order with a series of left-handers in Khawaja, Warner, Hussey and Morgan dominating. He is also a much improved fielder and has the knowledge that with nine Test matches under his belt, he is well respected wherever he goes.
A lot of work has taken place in the past few months to re-build the Thunder squad and with the talent that is available I’m confident that the team will go into this season’s BBL in a positive frame of mind