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Sydney Thunder Name Squad For Strikers Clash

06 January 2018

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Ferguson praises Buttler on his Thunder stint

Sydney Thunder has named an unchanged 13-player squad to take on the Adelaide Strikers on Sunday 7 January at Spotless Stadium (7.10pm start).

The game will be the final chance for Thunder supporters to see Jos Buttler this season, with the opening batter set to join the England ODI squad, his replacement will be named early next week.

“He’s just such an enormously skilled player,” said Callum Ferguson.

“A guy that just keeps getting the job done, wherever he plays around the world and we expected nothing less when he came here.

“To see him getting into his stride in the last couple of games has been good to see.”

Sydney Thunder has included spin trio Chris Green, Arjun Nair and Fawad Ahmed in their squad, who have taken a combined 15-wickets this season for the club.

“They’ve been fantastic, they’ve really strangled sides throughout the middle of the innings and in recent times they’ve done a job in the powerplay as well,” said Ferguson.

“We’re hopefully they will get the job done out here against the Strikers tomorrow as well.”

The two sides last met on 22 December at the Adelaide Oval with the Strikers winning by 53-runs.

Sydney Thunder squad to play the Adelaide Strikers in the KFC Big Bash League:

Shane Watson (c)
Fawad Ahmed
Jos Buttler
Aiden Blizzard
Callum Ferguson
Andrew Fekete
Ryan Gibson
Chris Green
Mitch McClenaghan
Arjun Nair
Kurtis Patterson
Ben Rohrer
Gurinder Sandhu

Prior to the KFC Big Bash League fixture at 3.45pm will be the final of Sydney Thunder’s multicultural cricket competition the MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup with the Stars XI representing the Pakistan community taking on Malwa representing the Indian community.

The MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup is into its fifth year and the competition continues to provide strong engagement with the South Asian community, with over 800 participants involved in this year’s event.

Tickets are still available and can be secured here.