Chris Tremain signs with Sydney Thunder after stint with Melbourne Renegades
Chris Tremain has inked a three-year deal with Sydney Thunder for the upcoming season of the Big Bash League after winning the title with Melbourne Renegades in the previous edition of the tournament.
Tremain had previously made his BBL debut with Thunder in 2012 and represented the side for three years.
He then opted to switch to Renegades and has remained an integral part of the Melbourne-based franchise.
The Victoria pacer admitted he had become a more seasoned cricketer since the last time he played for Thunder.
“I don’t think my game has changed too much,” he said.
“I think I’ve changed quite a bit. I’ve played a lot more cricket; experienced a lot more. I’ve had a lot more success, and I’ve failed a lot more. I’ve had a career, basically.
“When I was at the Thunder last time, I was really young. I was still learning how to do things – not even cricket. Everything was really raw and full of youth," the 28-year-old added.
Tremain, who donned the national colours in four ODIs in 2016, will join South Africa's Chris Morris in the pace bowling department.
Thunder head coach Shane Bond looked forward to the presence of an experienced player like Tremain in the squad.
“We just wanted a good, serious, hardened pro and I think he showed his value for the Renegades last season opening the bowling through the back-end of the season," the former New Zealand speedster said.
"He’s just a solid performer day-in, day-out. He knows what he’s doing, he’s durable and he’s a great guy around the team. He just brings that experience that we were missing a little bit last season.”
Sydney Thunder have also roped in hard-hitting England batsman Alex Hales to resolve their batting woes.
They finished sixth last season and will begin their campaign against Brisbane Heat on December 17.