Sydney Thunder have revealed the numbers of six of their new players.
Each player at the club has their own number, a unique approach that unites the BBL and WBBL squads.
New WBBL recruit Saskia Horley will wear number 23, previously worn by Jake Doran and former Thunder captain Michael Clarke.
“I’m really excited I got number 23. It’s my birthday date plus so many sporting champions like Shane Warne, LeBron James and David Beckham have worn it,” said Horley.
International signing Joe Root will wear 66, his England one-day number, and young gun Jason Sangha will wear number 32.
Sam Rainbird will wear his former Hobart Hurricanes number 43, while Daniel Sams will take number 60 after wearing number 27 for the Sydney Sixers.
Nathan McAndrew will take number 44, the number he wore when he joined the Thunder squad as a replacement player last season.
There have been no other changes to squad playing numbers for BBL|08 and WBBL|04.
2 – Alex Blackwell
3 – Rachel Priest
5 – Nicola Carey
7 – Arjun Nair
8 – Rachel Trenaman
10 – Naomi Stalenberg
12 – Callum Ferguson
13 – Maisy Gibson
15 – Rachael Haynes
17 – Kurtis Patterson
18 – Usman Khawaja
19 – Liam Hatcher
23 – Saskia Horley
24 – Stafanie Taylor
25 – Hannah Darlington
28 – Gurinder Sandhu
30 – Pat Cummins
32 – Jason Sangha
33 – Shane Watson
34 – Sam Bates
43 – Sam Rainbird
44 – Nathan McAndrew
45 – Harmanpreet Kaur
47 – Belinda Vakarewa
52 – Fawad Ahmed
54 – Lisa Griffith
60 – Daniel Sams
63 – Jos Buttler
66 – Joe Root
70 – Jay Lenton
77 – Ryan Gibson
88 – Rene Farrell
93 – Chris Green
Sydney Thunder’s WBBL|04 season continues on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December with games against the Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat at North Sydney Oval. Tickets available HERE. Watch LIVE on 7mate and Fox Cricket.
Sydney Thunder open their BBL|08 campaign against the Melbourne Stars on 21 December at Manuka Oval before playing their first game in Sydney on 24 December against cross-town rivals Sydney Sixers.
Sydney Thunder Tickets
9 DEC | v Brisbane Heat | WBBL | North Sydney Oval
21 DEC | v Hobart Hurricanes | WBBL | Manuka Oval
21 DEC | v Melbourne Stars | BBL | Manuka Oval
24 DEC | v Hobart Hurricanes | WBBL | Spotless Stadium
24 DEC | v Sydney Sixers | BBL | Spotless Stadium
2 JAN | v Sydney Sixers | WBBL | Spotless Stadium
2 JAN | v Perth Scorchers | BBL | Spotless Stadium
5 JAN | v Melbourne Stars | WBBL | Blacktown International SportsPark
6 JAN | v Melbourne Stars | WBBL | Bankstown Memorial Oval
8 JAN | v Melbourne Renegades | WBBL | Spotless Stadium
8 JAN | v Brisbane Heat | BBL | Spotless Stadium
13 JAN | v Adelaide Strikers | BBL | Spotless Stadium
22 JAN | v Melbourne Renegades | BBL | Spotless Stadium
9 FEB | v Hobart Hurricanes | BBL | Manuka Oval