Sydney Thunder are a franchise in Australia's newly announced Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League.
Along with the Sydney Sixers they are be the successors of the New South Wales Blues who played in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. The Thunder will play out of ANZ Stadium in Sydney's west.
Their General Manager is John Dyson, their coach is Shane Duff, with Daniel Smith given the role of assistant coach and player. Their inaugural captain is David Warner.
Sydney Thunder (ANZ Stadium) Squad:
Sean Abbott, Tim Armstrong, Nic Bills, Doug Bollinger, Luke Butterworth, Scott Coyte, Tim Cruickshank, Matthew Day, Luke Doran, Ben Dunk, Jason Floros, Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Craig Phillipson, Daniel Smith, David Warner. International Players: Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle. Coach: Shane Duff.