Recently news came about Cameron Bancroft Set To Continue Big Bash Career At Sydney Thunder. A former Scorchers opener is all set to reunite with David Warner at the Sydney Thunder in BBL|13. The player had to switch clubs due to salary cap pressure from Perth.
Cameron Bancroft, the highly sought-after West Australian opener, is all set to sign with the NSW Big Bash club for KFC BBL|13. Sydney Thunder is likely to win the race to acquire him.
According to Cricket.com.au, Bancroft Set To Continue Big Bash Career, Bancroft made the decision last week and has received a three-year offer from the Thunder to join their team.
After his career-best BBL campaign with the Perth Scorchers, as many as six clubs showed interest in Bancroft. According to Cameron Bancroft Set To Continue Big Bash Career, However, the Thunder managed to edge out the Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades to secure his services.
Although the 30-year-old was not initially selected in the Scorchers’ team for the first five games, he emerged as one of their best-performing batters during their surge to back-to-back championships and his first title in the competition.
After replacing Englishman Adam Lyth halfway through the season, Bancroft scored 357 runs at an average of 51 in 11 matches. His strike rate of 140 was more than 15 runs higher than his career T20 mark.
During his eight years at the club, the former Test opener was in and out of the Scorchers side. He recently signed a three-year extension with Western Australia for state-based competitions.
Despite his impressive T20 form, the timing was not in his favor as Perth’s salary cap was already tight due to the presence of many star players. As a result, other clubs were able to offer the right-hander a more attractive deal.
According to Cameron Bancroft Set To Continue Big Bash Career At Sydney Thunder, Perth already has five players with Cricket Australia central contracts and seven squad members with international experience on their list for the upcoming season. As a result, Bancroft would be ranked lower than players like Mitch Marsh, Ashton Agar, Josh Inglis, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Aaron Hardie, and Lance Morris in the Scorchers’ pecking order for a marquee spot.
Cameron Bancroft Set To Continue Big Bash Career At Sydney Thunder
As per the Bancroft Set To Continue Big Bash Career, Cricket Australia has introduced new contracting rules for the upcoming season, which mandate that each club’s squad of 18 must have at least six “marquee” players who are paid more than $200,000. This change comes after a substantial increase in the total payments pool from $1.9 million to $3 million.
“You contract players for multiple years and he’s fallen out of contract at the wrong time for how his form came,” WA Cricket chief executive Christina Matthews said last week.”
There is a possibility of him reuniting with David Warner at the top of the Thunder’s batting line-up. As per the Cameron Bancroft Set To Continue Big Bash Career with David warner, Warner had signed a two-year deal with the team before the last season. However, the amount of time they play together may depend on Warner’s Test commitments. The upcoming series against Pakistan and West Indies is scheduled until the end of January, which could affect his availability for the Thunder.
As per the Bancroft Set To Continue Big Bash Career, Bancroft may have the chance to take up the wicket-keeping duties for the Thunder. He had last filled in for an unwell Josh Inglis during Western Australia’s Marsh Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania in February.
After playing four games with Somerset in the County Championship, Bancroft has been vacationing in Europe. He had a career-best Shield season and was a potential candidate for a recall to the Australian Test squad. However, the national selectors chose Marcus Harris and Matthew Renshaw instead.
The domestic contracting and trading window for the men’s and women’s Big Bash has opened on Monday. Clubs can now enter into binding agreements with players from other clubs.
The Adelaide Strikers are expected to re-sign Chris Lynn and Matt Short, who was the player of the tournament in BBL|12. Both players are currently off-contract, but they are considered to be big names and are likely to continue playing for the Strikers.
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Peter Siddle, who returned to his native Victoria in the state competitions this off-season, may be transferring to one of the two Melbourne clubs. On the other hand, Marnus Labuschagne, the world’s No.1 Test batter, is on the verge of renewing his contract with the Brisbane Heat.
In the coming days , the league is expected to receive the high-profile trade request to transfer Adam Zampa to the Renegades and Sam Harper to the Melbourne Stars.
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