Former Melbourne Renegades player Dan Christian now signs up on a two-year deal with the Sydney Sixers.
BBL defending champion Sydney Sixers have found a way to boost their team by signing up Dan Christian for two years. Christian has spent the past two seasons with the Melbourne Renegades and has been well-known for his impressive performance.
The 37-year-old player debuted in New South Wales 14 years ago and has continued to have a great career. As he transfers to his new team, the Sydney Sixers will now serve as his fourth BBL club and his 17th T20 franchise in his career.
With regards to his recent team transfer, Christian says, ‘You don't always get your fairy tales in sport but having played this T20 format for a long time this sounded like a good opportunity to bookend my career at home. Although I am not saying this will definitely be my last contract, the chance to come back and play at the SCG with guys like Moises (Henriques) and under Greg Shipperd (head coach) was too good to miss’.
‘Moises and I first played some colts cricket together and then went on to play together for NSW, Australia and Bangalore in the IPL. We've known each other for a really long time and are great mates. We have played a lot of cricket together and against each other and played a lot of golf together. We still try to whenever we are in the same city’, he added.
Despite not having talked to the captain and coach yet, Christian also says that he has watched the Sixers for the past years and has understood the team’s strengths. With that, he said that he hopes that he can bowl a few overs to help strengthen the team.
In return, Sixers’ head coach Greg Shipperd says, ‘I'm thrilled that we could add Dan to our championship-winning squad. He's one of the most sought after T20 players globally and will bring a wealth of experience and all-round skills to our group. Our goal is to keep improving and we think bringing his aggression and knowledge will be great for the balance of the team’.
After the league got postponed amid COVID-19, the new season will now have kick-off in December. To learn more about the Sixers and the other teams of the league, check out Betwala.
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