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Thunder re-sign Green for BBL|05

Promising young spinner added to the Thunder's ranks for the upcoming Big Bash season

Sydney Thunder have secured the services of Chris Green for another season, with the spinner signing on for BBL|05.

Green joined the Thunder for last year's KFC Big Bash League season, making his debut in the Sydney Smash at the SCG where he bowled a tight spell to finish with figures of 0-14 from his four overs.

One of the Thunder’s most promising young players, Green has been leading the club’s next generation of players as captain of the Thunder Academy in the Triforce Sports T20 Super League competition this week.

The 22-year-old bowler said he was looking forward to another season learning from some of cricket’s most experienced players.

"I’m really excited to sign on again for this year, I learned a lot in BBL04," Green said.

"Having those big guys around like Mike Hussey and Jacques Kallis, and watching how they operate on game day and in the nets and being around them almost 24/7 has been massive for my game.

"The key things Mike (Hussey) and Paddy (Upton) stressed last year was that I need to back my ability, that I was there for a reason and to enjoy the moment.

"I’m really keen to contribute where I can this season, and I think this year is going to be a really big one for the Thunder.

"We’ve built each year and got better, and we want to finish Mike’s career with the club in the best way possible – I think this year could be our year."

The spinner’s career has gone from strength to strength during the past 12 months, with Green spending the Australian winter playing County cricket with Surrey.

He will look to further develop his game playing alongside one of the country’s premier spinners in Fawad Ahmed in BBL05, and he believes the pair can produce a formidable spin combination.

"He’s obviously been part of the Australian set-up so I’m looking to learn from him as much as possible," said Green.

"Once we’re underway I want to be able to offer a different option – he can be more aggressive to take wickets while I can try and tie up and end and take wickets from there."

Thunder squad: Fawad Ahmed, Ahillen Beadle, Aiden Blizzard, Pat Cummins, Jake Doran, Chris Green, Chris Hartley, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Usman Khawaja, Andrew McDonald, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson