Sydney Thunder preserve Trevor Bayliss on as coach for an additional BBL marketing campaign

Trevor Bayliss has been given one other likelihood as Sydney Thunder coach, re-signing with the last-placed membership on a one-year deal.

Thunder confirmed on Monday that Bayliss would keep in cost for a fourth straight season, because the membership fights to return to the BBL finals.

With Bayliss on the helm, Thunder made the finals in 2021-22 and 2022-23, earlier than successful just one sport final summer time and ending final.

“I have been right here three years and there’s in all probability a bit little bit of unfinished enterprise,” Bayliss, who received the 2019 ODI World Cup with England mentioned. “We have been working in direction of one thing over the previous few years.

“With that and a few of the recruitment we have finished this yr, we ought to be in an excellent place to win plenty of video games. Our ambition ought to be to win the event.”

Thunder have additionally signed to play 4 video games at Sydney Showground subsequent summer time, a rise from the three they performed final summer time. They’d come on account of a earlier deal, which required the membership to play two video games a summer time in Canberra. That can drop to at least one in 2024-25.

“I am a western Sydney man, I am nonetheless concerned with the Penrith membership out right here within the west of Sydney, and there is plenty of curiosity in Sydney Thunder,” he mentioned. “There are at all times individuals going to the video games from out this manner and asking questions in regards to the membership.

“By way of Thunder being a part of western Sydney and nearer to the place they reside, fairly than having to go to the SCG they’ll get alongside to a Thunder match and watch their very own workforce play high-class cricket.”

Thunder have made an early participant signing forward of subsequent season, bringing in Wes Agar as a part of a commerce cope with Adelaide Strikers. One of many huge pursuits shall be whether or not David Warner returns to the membership together with his beforehand deal having expired on the finish of the 2023-24 season.

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