Sydney, Aug 02: Australia captain Michael Clarke has signed for Twenty20 Big Bash team Sydney Thunder, and believes it's a brilliant opportunity for him to play along international stars like Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle.
"Playing for Sydney Thunder is a great opportunity for me to play for a team rooted in Sydney''s western suburbs as well as to support Cricket Australia in building on last year''s Big Bash success," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Clarke, as saying.
"I am really excited about playing a part in the Big Bash, particularly as it will be against the other Sydney team. Not only do I get to play alongside superstar T20 internationals like Chris Gayle and Shahid Afridi but also with a bunch of great young guys just starting to make their mark, many of whom grew up in the west," he added. (ANI)