Sunil Narine to play for Sydney Sixers in BBL 2

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Published: Friday, July 20, 2012, 15:24 [IST]
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Sunil Narine to play for Sydney Sixers

Sydney, Jul 20: West Indies' spinner Sunil Narine has joined Sydney Sixers to play in the second edition of the Big Bash League (BBL 2) this year.

Sydney Sixers announced the signing of one of the most successful Twenty20 bowlers on Friday. Sixers have also acquired recently retired Australian paceman Brett Lee and all-rounder Steve Smith. BBL 2 T20 tournament starts in December this year.

Narine, who bamboozled many batsmen during the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 5) in April and May this year, will now unveil his bag of tricks Down Under.

Narine was instrumental in guiding Kolkata Knight Riders to their maiden title under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir.

"We may have started the signing window off slowly but as the Sixers always do, we reel out the big guns when the time is right," Sixers GM Stuart Clark said on BBL website.

"We have always said that we wanted to keep together most of the members of our BBL|01 squad and Brett and Steve have been key to that.

"Sunil is a huge win for us as well and will bring another level of excitement to the team that we know Sixers fans will enjoy."

Smith said: "The SCG is such a great ground, one of my favourite to play at in the world, and I can't wait to get back there and play again for the Sixers."

"I had a great time leading the boys last year and to be back in the mangenta again this year will be a whole lot of fun again, and we're obviously hoping to go back to back!"

Sydney Sixers squad: Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Josh Lalor, Brett Lee, Nic Maddinson, Ian Moran, Sunil Narine, Stephen O'Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Steve Smith, Daniel Smith, Mitchell Starc, Dominic Thornely.


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