BBL 2021-22: Gurinder Sandhu returns to Sydney Thunder for upcoming season

Former Australia ODI pacer Gurinder Sandhu has been re-signed by Sydney Thunder for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

Gurinder started his BBL journey with Sydney Thunder in the second edition. He was a part of Sydney Sixers the previous season. The Sixers are the defending champions of the BBL.

Anytime I think of home I do think of the Thunder, it’s awesome to be back here,” he said. “Family, friends, it’s where everyone’s from for me, personally“, Gurinder was quoted as saying by sydneythunder.com.au.

If I think of home I think of Western Sydney; if I think of western Sydney, I think of home; I think of Sydney Thunder I think of home – it’s all coming together very nicely,” he added.

Coming back to Sydney Thunder, Gurinder has been in tremendous form. He became the first player to pick two hat-tricks in Australia’s domestic one-day competition. Gurinder achieved the feat for Queensland against South Australia. He also represented Australia in 2015 in ODI cricket.

Gurinder Sandhu aims to “bring himself” to the squad

Gurinder also stated that he wants to add to Sydney Thunder with both bat, ball and off the field as well. “I just want to be myself, and bring that,” he said. “I can bring that and add some stuff, not only on field with the bowling and talking to other people but off the field as well… just bring myself and if I get to play some games then awesome, try and do the best I can and get back to some BBL form from past years,” he said.

in 50 BBL matches, Gurinder has picked 43 wickets at an economy of 8.16. Sydney Thunder kick-start their BBL 11 campaign against Brisbane Heat on December 6th at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Sydney Thunder Squad for BBL 2021-22

Usman Khawaja (c), Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Olivier Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Saqib Mahmood, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain, Gurinder Sandhu.

(Image Courtesy: Sydney Thunder Twitter)

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