- Date of Birth 27 October 1986
- Position Batter
- Batting Style Left Handed Bat
- Bowling Style Right-Arm Medium
- Local Club Randwick Petersham
- Country Australia
Sydney Thunder have pulled off one of the biggest coups in the history of the KFC BBL, signing superstar David Warner on a two-year deal.
Warner will join the Thunder after his international commitments end at the completion of January’s Sydney Test and could be available for as many as five regular season matches – including the summer’s second blockbuster Sydney Smash against the Sixers – and the finals.
“I’m really excited to get back to the Big Bash with the club where I started,” Warner said.
“I care deeply about the game, and I am conscious that the conditions that I enjoy as a professional cricketer have largely come from other senior players who have come before me.
“That is how the game is structured and I understand that my contribution to the future of the BBL will hopefully benefit the next generation of players long after I am retired.”
Warner also said his family had influenced his decision to return to the BBL.
“My ‘girls’ have told me that they’d love to watch me play at home and in the BBL,” he said.
“It will be great for us to be a part of the BBL as a family, and it is something that I am really looking forward to sharing with them.”
Thunder Head Coach Trevor Bayliss said Warner’s signing would have a massive impact on the BBL and the Thunder Nation.
“Davey’s record on the field speaks for itself and I have no doubt he already has, and will continue to, inspire many, many kids to play and love cricket,” Bayliss said.
“He is also a passionate and committed family man and that aligns very well with Thunder’s culture and the family nature of the Thunder Nation supporters.
“The club has a tremendous group of young talented batters and leaders, with the likes of Jason Sangha, Ollie Davies, Matt Gilkes and Baxter Holt. They will all benefit greatly from Davey’s experience and guidance.”
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