The Sydney Thunder is a franchise-based Australian professional T20 cricket team that participates in Australia’s domestic T20 cricket tournament, the Big Bash League.
The team is a Sydney based franchise and represents Sydney in Big Bash League.
Sydney Showground Stadium is the home ground of Thunder. The Sydney Thunder cricket uniform is lime green color.
Thunder won the fifth title of the Big Bash League and the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League.
The Sydney Thunder’s present coach is Paddy Upton and Shane Watson is their team captain. UT Khawaja (819) is the highest run-scorer and SA Abbott (30) is the highest wicket-taking bowler of the team.
|Home ground||ANZ Stadium (2011-2014)|
|Sydney Showground Stadium (2015-present)|
|BBL wins||1 (2016)|
Sydney Thunder Big Bash Schedule
|20-Dec-16||Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers||19:40 local | GMT 08:40||Spotless Stadium|
|22-Dec-16||Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder||19:40 local | GMT 08:40||Etihad Stadium|
|28-Dec-16||Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat||19:10 local | GMT 08:10||Spotless Stadium|
|01-Jan-17||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder||18:15 local | GMT 10:15||WACA|
|04-Jan-17||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars||19:10 local | GMT 08:10||Spotless Stadium|
|08-Jan-17||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder||19:10 local | GMT 08:10||Blundstone Arena|
|14-Jan-17||Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder||18:10 local | GMT 07:10||SCG|
|18-Jan-17||Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers||19:40 local | GMT 08:40||Spotless Stadium|
Current Squad of Sydney Thunder
The current squad of the Sydney Thunder is:
Michael Hussey(c), Nathan McAndrew, Fawad Ahmed, Ahilen Beadle, Jake Doran, Chris Green, Aiden Blizzard, Pat Cummins, Chris Hartley, Jacques Kallis, Clint McKay, Kurtis Patterson, Usman Khawaja, Alister McDermott, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Ryan Gibson, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson, Andrew McDonald, Henry Nicholls
History of Sydney Thunder
In the Big Bash League 2015–16, the Thunder ended their group stage matches in the top half of the table and finishing at 4th overall. The Hobart Hurricanes started well as wining the first three matches of the season and boasting a squad including Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja, Michael Hussey and Jacques Kallis. The Thunder soon became the favorites to win the competition.
In their final game of the Big Bash League 2015–16 season, the Thunder have defeated the Sydney Sixers for the second time in their history to make the Big Bash final. They have faced the Adelaide Strikers at Oval in the first semifinal game and winning convincingly. Then the Thunder has contested against the Stars in the Finals. The Big Bash final was held at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 24 January 2016 and resulted in the Sydney Thunder’s defeat of the Stars.
The Sydney Thunder franchise also sweep up the titles as the women’s team won the first women’s title on the same ground. The men’s game also presented a contest of two captains as Hussey brothers (Michael and David) went against each other on their mother’s birthday.
Michael Hussey was announced his retirement from the all kinds of domestic cricket during BBL05, at the end of the competition and he was announced the club’s Director who will be responsible for managing recruitment, facilities, contracts and scouting for the BBL squad.
Sydney Thunder was the most watched sports team in Australia during 2015-16 seasons with an average television audience of 1.2m.
Q: When was founded the Sydney Thunder?
A: The Sydney Thunder was formed in 2011.
Q: Who is the current coach of the Sydney Thunder?
A: The present coach of the Sydney Thunder is Paddy Upton.
Q: Who is the current captain of the Sydney Thunder?
A: The present captain of Sydney Thunder is Shane Watson.
Q: What is the home ground of the Sydney Thunder?
A: Sydney Showground Stadium is the home ground of the Sydney Thunder.
Q: What is the best performance of the Sydney Thunder?
A: Sydney Thunder is the current champion of the Big Bash League (BBL|05).
Q: What is the highest team total in an innings of the Sydney Thunder?
A: The highest team total of Sydney Thunder is 208/1 against Heat at Sydney on 21 Dec 2014.
Q: Who is the highest run-scorer of the Sydney Thunder?
A: UT Khawaja (819) is the highest run-scorer of the Sydney Thunder.
Q: Who is the highest wicket-taker of the Sydney Thunder?
A: SA Abbott (30) is the highest wicket-taker of the Sydney Thunder.