Sydney Sixers recruit old heads for BBL 2013

Another experienced name has headed from west to east inside four days with the news that former Perth Scorchers captain Marcus North has joined Sydney Sixers ahead of December’s Big Bash League.

English: Marcus North of Australia in the fiel...

Marcus North in Australia colours (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After Michael Hussey headed to the Sydney Thunder on Monday, fellow left-hander North will don the magenta and make the SCG his new home for Twenty20.

North is still eligible to play for the Scorchers at September’s Champions League t20 event in India having been an ever-present for them last season and scoring 121 runs on the way to the final.

The 33-year-old ex-Australia Test player also has a year remaining on his Western Australia contract for Sheffield Shield and Ryobi Cup cricket.

He was the skipper of the Scorchers forgettable CLt20 campaign in South Africa last year, where they were beset by problems on and off the field. He even quit on the way home!

Currently playing county cricket with Glamorgan, North is one of nine signings for the Sixers, who will be desperate to recover from a disappointing BBL2 after winning the first edition in 2011/12 and then winning the CLt20 last year.

He is one of five new recruits alongside Jordan Silk, Nathan Lyon, Sean Abbott and Trent Copeland. Those to have re-signed are Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Dan Smith and Englishman Michael Lumb.

The Sixers have three more places to fill on their roster before a mouthwatering start to the competition against the Thunder at the SCG on December 21.

Sixers BBL 03 Squad (as of 25 July): Brad Haddin (c), Brett Lee, Stephen O’Keefe, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Nic Maddinson, Michael Lumb, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Dan Smith, Marcus North, Nathan Lyon, Jordan Silk, Sean Abbott, Trent Copeland.

James Buttler

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