Big Bash League, David Warner has returned to the league with the Sydney Thunder

Big Bash League, David Warner has returned to the league with the Sydney Thunder

A two-year contract has been signed by Australian cricketer David Warner with Sydney Thunder of the Big Bash League (BBL).

As far as Warner is concerned, he has not played in the BBL since he was last with the Thunder in the 2013-14 season.

His most recent club cricket experience was as a T20 club cricket player with Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League and he is eager to return to home soil again in the competition, hoping to make his mark on it.

“I am really looking forward to getting back to my roots with the club where I began playing cricket,” Warner said.

“I am a passionate admirer of the game, and I am aware that the conditions that I enjoy as a professional cricketer have largely been dictated by other senior players who have gone before me, so I am mindful of this.

“The way the game is structured is that way, and I understand that by contributing to the future of the game, I will hopefully be able to benefit the next generation of players for many years to come, long after I retire from the game.

“All my girls have told me that they would like to watch me play in the BBL as well as at home.

“We are looking forward to being a part of the BBL as a family and I am looking forward to sharing it with the rest of our family. It is something that I am looking forward to sharing with them.”

He scored 102 not out in the Thunder’s first-ever BBL match, and he followed that up with a half-century when he returned to the club two seasons later for his second stint with the club.

It has been reported that Warner played only one regular season game for the Thunder in each of the past two seasons, but it is expected that he could play as many as five games this time around with Warner expected to be available to play for the Thunder after the Sydney Test in January.

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The Thunder coach Trevor Bayliss believes Warner will be a great addition to the club and he believes he will fit in perfectly.

“We can be confident that Davey’s record on the field speaks for itself, and I have no doubt that he will continue to inspire many, many kids to play and love cricket in the future,” Bayliss said.

“He is also extremely passionate and committed to his family, and this is something that is very much in line with the culture and nature of Thunder, as well as the family tradition of Thunder Nation supporters.

The club possesses a great group of young talented batters and leaders, with the likes of Jason Sangha, Ollie Davies, Matt Gilkes, and Baxter Holt standing out among the best. There will be a great deal of benefits to all of them from Davey’s experience and guidance.

In the BBL last season, Sydney Thunder finished third before losing to Adelaide Strikers in the first match of the finals.

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