Last week's announcement of the KFC BBL|11 schedule also saw the League lift the player contracting embargo that had been in place since last season's finish.
Newly appointed Sydney Thunder BBL List Manager, Tim Cruinshank, is now able to get straight to work to complete the club's list for the season, including securing the signatures of up to three international players in the 18-player squad.
“This side is on the cusp of doing big things, it’s really exciting to now be able to help and assist them, hopefully continue to improve and get some silverware over the next few years.”#BBL11 #ThunderNation https://t.co/B9bpEmVMdQ— Sydney Thunder (@ThunderBBL) July 15, 2021
BBL|11 squad (so far): Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain.
BBL|10 players off contract: Sam Billings (ENG), Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Alex Hales (ENG), Baxter Holt, Adam Milne (NZ), Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha.
Thunder's biggest off-season move so far has been to secure World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss, who is well-placed to leverage his international connections.
Who do you want to see in green this summer, Thunder Nation?
Sydney Thunder BBL|11 Fixtures (All AEDT Start Times)
Mon 6 Dec | Vs Brisbane Heat | 7:15pm | Manuka Oval
Fri 10 Dec | Vs Melbourne Stars | 7:15pm | MCG
Sun 12 Dec | Vs Melbourne Stars | 7:15pm | Sydney Showground Stadium
Sun 19 Dec | Vs Brisbane Heat | 7:40pm | Gabba
Sun 26 Dec | Vs Sydney Sixers | 6:05pm | Sydney Showground Stadium
Tues 28 Dec | Vs Perth Scorchers | 7:15pm | Manuka Oval
Fri 31 Dec | Vs Adelaide Strikers | 7:15pm | Adelaide Oval
Sun 2 Jan | Vs Adelaide Strikers | 7:15pm | Sydney Showground Stadium
Wed 5 Jan | Vs Perth Scorchers | 9:15pm | Optus Stadium
Sat 8 Jan | Vs Melbourne Renegades | 6:05pm | Marvel Stadium
Mon 10 Jan | Vs Hobart Hurricanes | 7:15pm | University of Tasmania Stadium
Thurs 13 Jan | Vs Hobart Hurricanes | 4:00pm | Sydney Showground Stadium
Sat 15 Jan | Vs Brisbane Heat | 7:40pm | SCG
Wed 19 Jan | Vs Melbourne Renegades | 4:40pm | Sydney Showground Stadium