Cricket: England's Roy signs for Australian Big Bash T20

Roy, 26, has played 16 T20s and 32 one-day internationals for England and has appeared in the BBL for the Sydney Thunder. Photograph:( AFP )

AFP Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Nov 12, 2016, 01.19 AM (IST)

England opener Jason Roy will play in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 League next month for the Sydney Sixers, the club said on Saturday.

The South African-born Roy gives the Sixers plenty of clout at the top of the innings and joins former Australia Test star Brad Haddin and all-rounder Moises Henriques in the batting order.

Roy, 26, has played 16 T20s and 32 one-day internationals for England and has appeared in the BBL for the Sydney Thunder.

Sixers head coach Greg Shipperd said Roy was an excellent appointment for the club.

“Jason Roy is a crucial addition to our squad and is one of the world’s most exciting emerging and talented T20 cricketers,” Shipperd said.

“Jason is known as an explosive weapon at the top of the order and will further bolster our huge potential at the top of the order."

(AFP)

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