Ian Moran has joined the Sydney Thunder as an injury replacement player for Andrew McDonald who suffered a hamstring injury against the Perth Scorchers on New Years Day.
“It was a really nice surprise you to get the call,” said Moran.
“I wasn’t expecting to get a game in this year’s tournament but it’s nice to get the call-up and I’m looking forward to getting involved.”
The all-rounder has played in two domestic T20 finals, in the 2005/06 Big Bash final for New South Wales who lost to Victoria and then winning BBL01 with the Sydney Sixers.
“The big bash has been fantastic, I’ve been watching it every night on TV,” said Moran.
“I think the atmosphere in all the grounds has been amazing and it’s exciting for everyone to watch.
Moran has played 8 T20 games, scoring 33 runs and taking 7 wickets; he’s also played professional cricket for Scotland when they played in the English Cheltenham and Gloucester 50-over Trophy in 2006.
“I hope to bring a bit of experience to the team,” said Moran.
“I’ve been around a while now and I’ve played in a championship winning Big Bash team before so I hope to bring a bit of a cool head to the side.
“I think the Thunder guys have been really dominant so far and the two wins that they’ve had have been really clinical.
“The boys are playing really well and I’m looking forward to being a part of that.
“If I do get picked I’ll be looking to make a good, sizeable contribution to a victory.”
Ian Moran joins fellow new signings Mark Cosgrove and Jason Roy in the 13-man squad to face Hobart Hurricanes at Spotless Stadium on 9 January.
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