Veteran Australia all-rounder, Shane Watson has extended his deal with the Sydney Thunders in Big Bash League for another two years, thus ensuring his stay in Australian Cricket for another two years.
Watson extends stay at Thunders
Meanwhile, Watson has been in tremendous form during Chennai Super Kings successful IPL campaign. Moreover, he struck a match-winning century in the final to take his team through against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mumbai.
The former Test all-rounder is keen to play on and help nurture the Thunder’s emerging talent with his two-year contract extension.
“It’s exciting to be able to get a few more years with the Thunder,” said Watson. “It was nice to be able to contribute last season as well as throughout the PSL (Pakistan Super League) and IPL. Part of Sydney Thunder is developing the next generation of Australian cricketers. We’ve got a lot of young talent, and the squad will be younger next season,” he added.
However, Watson showed no signs of stepping down in the last year’s campaign. He led the team and came out as the highest run-scorer for them with 331 at 37 with a strike-rate of 139.
The Thunders also roped in pacer Daniel Sams after his impressive debut season with crossroads rival Sydney Sixers. He went on the play six games bagging seven wickets, including a four-wicket haul on debut against the Thunder.
In conclusion, Thunder’s coach, Shane Bond admitted inclusion of Sams would benefit the side, and he is looking forward to working with him.
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