Sydney Thunder secure England skipper

The Sydney Thunder have added to their overseas roster for the Big Bash League this year, signing current England T20 captain Eoin Morgan for a second year in a row.

Morgan, who averaged just over 29 in the last BBL, will play four matches for the Thunder before jetting off for England duty ahead of the World Cup. His replacement will be named at a later date.

Thunder General Manager Nick Cummins: “Having someone of Eoin’s ability return this season is a major boost for the club. He showed during BBL|03 that he is a quality player who knows how to deliver in big games.

“He is a great fit within our group because of his winning attitude and experience.”

Morgan will join other big names at the Thunder, with South Africa legend Jacques Kallis signing on earlier this year, and veteran Australian Mike Hussey providing added fire power.