Big Bash: Sydney Sixers sign England’s Sam Billings

Sam Billings, the England and Kent wicketkeeper-batsman, has been joined by the Big Bash League side Sydney Sixes for the up and coming season, beginning from December 20.

The 25-year-old, who made his One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International introduction in June a year ago, will be accessible for first 50% of the competition, however could miss the business end of it as England go to India again after the Christmas break for the constrained overs arrangement.

Sixers’ all-rounder Johan Botha as of late earned his Australian citizenship, in this way authorizing a spot in the squad for a worldwide procurement. Billings is probably going to be utilized as an opener, and will get an opportunity to begin the innings with English countryman Michael Lumb.

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“I’ve got a lot of family and friends over there (Sydney), my God Father lives in Sydney and three of my best mates from Loughborough University, they have emigrated out there, so looking forward to catching up with them and seeing them. It’s a great city, one of the best in the world so just looking forward to getting over there into the warm, it’s a bit chilly over here now,”

Billings will likewise get the opportunity to rejoin with previous Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who he played nearby with for the title-winning Islamabad United in the inaugural period of the Pakistan Super League prior this year.

“Brad Haddin is another one who helped me massively in my time with Islamabad United, both with keeping and batting and I’m looking forward to working with him again. He really did help me with all of my game, so I’m looking forward to seeing him and spending some time with the other guys.”

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