Former England batsman Alex Hales has signed for Sydney Thunder for the upcoming Big Bash League. The swashbuckling opener has been roped in by the franchise on a one-year deal. South African all-rounder Chris Morris is the second overseas player signed by the side for the coming season.
Alex Hales expressed his happiness after signing for Sydney Thunder for upcoming season of Big Bash League. The opening batsman said that the league is competitive T20 Leagues around the world. Hales said that the standard of cricket is excellent and it will be excellent opportunity to play in Australia.
After not being picked for 2019 ICC World Cup, Hales will be looking to make a big impact with the bat for Sydney Thunder in the upcoming season of Big Bash League. He looks forward to working with Shane Bond, whose has worked hard with players in the setup. Hales said that his main aim is to be the leading run-getter in the year’s Big Bash League.
Alex Hales showed exceptional form in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast and accumulated 418 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 140.26. Sydney Thunder Head Coach, Shane Bond, said the franchise is thrilled to have Alex Hales in the setup for the coming season. Bond stated Hales is a match-winner in the T20 format and will certainly bolster the batting resources for Thunder for this year’s tournament.
Alex Hales has been a bankable performer in the shortest format of the game. He has delivered consistently good scores for Nottinghamshire in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast competition. With the players like Jason Sangha and Simon Davies, Hales will be looking forward to play his natural game and help Thunder get off to good starts in the coming season of Big Bash League.
For Sydney Thunder, Alex Hales will certainly bring a lot of firepower and x-factor to the batting department for this year’s competition.