In the latest development, fast bowler Sean Abbott has rejoined the Big Bash League franchise Sydney Sixers, as he deliberately opted to stick with the side after being the leading wicket-taker, in the sixth edition of the professional Twenty20 league.
The 25-year-old right-arm fast bowler Abbott has bagged 20 wickets in 10 matches at an impressive average of 16.15 in the BBL 05.
“I thought hard about all of those, and really made sure I made the right decision,” Abbott was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia after talking to Sixers FM podcast.
The Windsor-born paceman Abbott conceded 323 runs in 37 overs, as he bagged the best figures of five for 16 against Adelaide Strikers.
“There were a couple (of suitors), including the old enemy in my old team the Thunder,” Abbott maintained.
The Sydney-based outfit revealed they have re-signed a three-year deal – to see Abbott remaining in the side for the upcoming edition which is expected to be more bigger following the seven successive years.
The promising fast bowler Abbott revealed he was going through a tough challenge after being courted by the old franchise adding he has encountered ‘sleepless nights’ while giving a thought to the BPL competition before receiving the multiple offers.
“There were a few sleepless nights but I’m pretty happy to be staying at the Sixers,” Abbott added.
During the five-year stint, Abbott claimed 40 wickets, as he is looking forward to enhancing his performance in a bid to rise among the ranks.
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Pertinently, Abbott who has been at the forefront for the Sixers he further went on to play five seasons, for the side donning the magenta color jersey.
“I said to (Moises Henriques) at the start that I wanted to stay, but I was going to make sure I was making the right decision for my cricket moving forward,” Abbott added.
Abbott further believes the strength lies in the unity, as he reveals the challenge for Sixers would be to play a significant part during the crunch moments of the game.
“We won some key moments in games but I don’t think we put a whole game together last year. We didn’t put our best cricket forward last year,” Abbott concluded.
On December 19 later this year, the inaugural match will be played between Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers at Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney.
The grand finale is scheduled for February 4.
Abbott who has featured in a solitary One-day international and three Twenty20 Internationals for Australia is aiming to give his best in the next edition which would further help him in cementing the place.