Sydney Thunder

  • Jacques Kallis signs up with Sydney Thunder for Big Bash June 12, 2014

    Melbourne: After a successful stint with Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders, veteran South African allrounder Jacques Kallis on Thursday signed up with Sydney Thunder for the upcoming Twenty20 Big Bash League. Kallis, who has been part of two IPL title-winning KKR sides (2012 and 2014), has signed a two-year...
  • Sri Lanka's Chandika Hathurusinghe to coach Bangladesh May 19, 2014

    Sydney: Chandika Hathurusinghe will leave his post as coach of the Sydney Thunder Twenty20 team to take up the head coaching role with Bangladesh, Cricket NSW said on Monday. The 45 year-old Sri Lankan, who took charge of the Thunder last season, has been offered the chance to coach at full...
  • Tendulkar considered playing in Big Bash League: report January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar was reportedly approached by the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder to feature in this year's edition of the Twenty20 tournament, but eventually the deal could not be reached. According to a report in Sydney Morning Herald, Tendulkar was offered an "attractive" package by the Thunder,...
  • Doug Bollinger reprimanded for Code of Behaviour breach January 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday reprimanded fast bowler Doug Bollinger for breaching the Code of Behaviour during a Twenty20 Big Bash League match on Saturday. The Sydney Thunder left-arm bowler was reported by the umpires for breaching Article 2.1.4 - using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting during a...
  • Sri Lanka's Hathurusinghe to coach Sydney Thunder April 11, 2013

    Sydney: Former Sri Lankan Test batsman Chandika Hathurusinghe has been appointed as the new coach of the Sydney Thunder in Australia's Big Bash League, the team said on Thursday. The former opener, who played 26 Tests for Sri Lanka, takes over from Shane Duff and faces the task of turning...
  • Big Bash: Stars and Thunder fined for slow over rates January 9, 2013

    Sydney: Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunders were fined for maintaining slow over rates during their Big Bash Twenty20 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). After time allowances were taken into consideration, both teams were assessed to be one over behind the required rate at the end of the match...
  • Sydney Thunder coach backs struggling Gayle January 2, 2013

    Sydney: Sydney Thunder head coach Shane Duff has thrown his support behind embattled West Indies star Chris Gayle, following the opener's latest failure. Gayle managed just nine runs as Thunder crashed to a four-wicket loss to Sydney Sixers, their sixth straight loss in the Australian Big Bash, reports CMC. "It's always...
  • Gayle responds to Haddin's criticism in Big Bash December 31, 2012

    Sydney: Chris Gayle responded to Brad Haddin's criticism of his form in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash tournament with a barb of his own, saying he's a better batsman than the ex-Test wicketkeeper even on his non-preferred side. A key player in the West Indies World T20 title triumph, Gayle has scored...
  • Gayle, Afridi join Sydney Thunder for Big Bash July 23, 2012

    Sydney: Star West Indian big-hitter Chris Gayle and Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi have signed to play in Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition for the Sydney Thunder, the team said on Monday. Gayle is returning to the team where last season he smashed an unbeaten century off 54 deliveries, including 11 sixes, against...
  • 'Hire Indian, Lankan players for Big Bash' February 19, 2012

    Sydney: Cricket Australia Board member Harry Harinath has advised Big Bash Twenty20 side Sydney Thunder to rope in players from India and Sri Lanka to increase its fan base among the people of sub-continental origin based here. "If you (recruited) two Indian and two Sri Lankan players it'd be fantastic for...
  • CA refuses to release Warner for Big Bash January 16, 2012

    Melbourne: Sydney Thunders is furious that Cricket Australia has refused to release Perth Test hero David Warner for their must-win Big Bash League clash against Brisbane Heat on Tuesday. Warner struck a magnificent 180 in the third Test in Australia's crushing an innings and 37-run win over India. Cricket Australia apparently want...
  • Fidel Edwards aiming to be fastest-ever bowler December 18, 2011

    Sydney: Speedster Fidel Edwards threatens to touch the 160 kmph-mark in the next one year and get closer to the fastest delivery ever unleashed by Pakistani Shoaib Akhtar and Australian Shaun Tait. The 29-year-old Edwards, who is playing for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash, would like to achieve the feat...
  • Warner outshines Warne in Big Bash December 18, 2011

    Melbourne: Shane Warne's return to cricket ended in defeat as dynamic opening batsman David Warner thwarted Warne's comeback with a pulsating century in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 League at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. The powerful left-hander smashed an unbeaten 102 off 51 balls to steer Sydney Thunder to a...
  • Bollinger hopes for Test recall against India December 15, 2011

    Melbourne: Out of the Test team for a year now, pacer Doug Bollinger is hoping that Australia's bowling woes will fetch him a place in the side for the much-awaited series against India starting December 26. Australia's pace attack looks far from intimidating with the experienced Mitchell Johnson and teen sensation...
  • Phillip Hughes opts out of Big Bash December 14, 2011

    Melbourne: Australia's beleaguered Test opener Phillip Hughes has opted out of the Big Bash Twenty20 league with Sydney Thunder to resurrect his dwindling Test career. The 23-year-old is going through a terrible form and has been out 21 times caught behind the wicket in 31 dismissals in Test cricket. He was...