Fresh from standout KFC Big Bash League seasons, Daniel Sams and Tanveer Sangha are set to travel to New Zealand with Australia’s T20 squad.
Teenage leg-spinner Sangha was recognised by national selectors for the first time off the back of his breakout BBL campaign, while Sams has held his place in the squad after making his limited-overs debut at the SCG in December.
After another brilliant BBL campaign, Alex Hales has returned to England for a short stint at home before hitting the road again.
The big-hitting opener will link up with Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League, with the tournament set to begin on 21 February.
All-rounder Ben Cutting is also set to play in the PSL after being retained by the Quetta Gladiators, but not before finally tying the knot with fiance Erin Holland.
Sam Billings has also returned home after a long-stint on the road. The wicket-keeper batsman is expected to be named in England's squad for their upcoming ODI and T20I matches in India.
The end result wasn’t what we had hoped but I want to thank absolutely everyone involved in @thunderbbl ! An amazing franchise to be a part of, with exceptional people throughout.— Sam Billings (@sambillings) February 1, 2021
Thankyou for the opportunity to play in the @bbl again, Australia it is always a pleasure! 🤙🏼 pic.twitter.com/5IIgo9vrxM
A number of squad members will shift their focus to red-ball cricket with the Marsh Sheffield Shield set to resume on 12 February, while the Marsh One-Day Cup is due to begin on 16 February.
Matthew Gilkes, Nathan McAndrew, Jason Sangha, Chris Tremain, Ollie Davies, Arjun Nair and Baxter Holt will be available for the NSW Blues while Usman Khawaja and Brendan Doggett are contracted by the Queensland Bulls.
Thunder skipper Callum Ferguson retired from first-class cricket in November 2019 however will be available to represent South Australia in the One-Day Cup.
Auction in support of OzHarvest
Sydney Thunder is auctioning limited-edition playing shirts to support OzHarvest and help raise valuable funds to provide meals to those in need across the Thunder Nation.
OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1,300 charities supporting people in need across the country.
OzHarvest delivers nourishing food to more than 1,500 charities across Australia, including over 200 agencies that support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
We're auctioning off signed @BBL and @WBBL Indigenous playing shirts to help @OzHarvest provide meals for those in need across the Thunder Nation 💚— Sydney Thunder (@ThunderBBL) January 13, 2021
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