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Ashes Duo Available For Thunder

09 January 2018

Khawaja & Vince to join up with Thunder squad

Sydney Thunder has re-signed England batsman James Vince while Australian Ashes hero Usman Khawaja is also available for the remainder of the KFC Big Bash League.

Vince replaces Jos Buttler who joins the England ODI squad for their five match ODI series against Australia. The 26-year old played three games for Sydney Thunder in BBL|06, including make a half century against the Sydney Sixers at the SCG.   

“James added some real composure at the top of the order when he joined us for the second half of last season,” said Sydney Thunder Director of Cricket Michael Hussey.

“His partnership with Kurtis Patterson at the top of the order was a key factor in our victories over the Sixers and Hurricanes last season and I’m looking forward to seeing that partnership continue in BBL07.”

Usman Khawaja has scored 819-runs for the club and played a crucial role in Thunder’s BBL|05 championship win when he scored two centuries and averaged 172.50 in four innings.

Sydney Thunder play their final game at Spotless Stadium on Thursday 11 January when they take on the Perth Scorchers (7.40pm start), with tickets still available by clicking here.