Former Fairfield Liverpool captain Gurinder Sandhu has made the cross-town switch to the Sydney Sixers for the upcoming Big Bash League.
The 27-year-old, who is making a guest appearance for the Lions in the current NSW Premier Cricket round, will pull on the magenta as a local replacement for Mitchell Starc while he is on Test duty.
Sandhu is the second all-time leading wicket taker for the Sydney Thunder after making his debut as a teenager in BBL02. He played two one day internationals for Australia in 2015 with the 194-centimetre seamer known for his clever changes of pace.
"I'm very thankful for this opportunity from the Sydney Sixers that has been provided to me and I'm just going to do the best I can here," said Sandhu, who is currently playing grade cricket in Queensland after neither the Thunder or the Tasmanian Tigers renewed his contract.
"I'll train with the guys and try and learn what I can. I am only 27 so I still have plenty of learning to do.
"Having played BBL cricket since BBL02, I think experience is something I can bring the Sydney Sixers.
"It feels awesome to be here, it feels really good. It's a new place for me. Some fresh faces and some old faces too which has kind of been good for me to get back and see some old Cricket NSW teammates.
"It's exciting wearing the magenta. It's obviously different to what I've worn around this time of year coming into Christmas."
- The Sixers began their title defence against the Hobart Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena on Thursday, December 10.