Delport joins Sydney Thunder for BBL4

Sunfoil Dolphins left-hand opening batsman Cameron Delport has joined Big Bash outfit Sydney Thunder for the remainder of the franchise’s T20 campaign.

Delport burst onto the international scene with his hard hitting at Oppo Champions League in India in 2014 and was included in the Thunder’s squad in anticipation for England T20 international Jason Roy’s departure for South Africa to represent the English Lions against South Africa A shortly.

“It’s an awesome feeling, I’m looking to joining up with the boys,” said Delport shortly after arriving in Sydney, Australia

“I’ve watched the Big Bash for a good couple of years, it looks like a really good tournament. The vibe looks great, the crowds come in and I’m really looking forward to it.

“Hopefully I can contribute on and off the field.”

The powerful Sunfoil Dolphins batsman is available for the Thunder’s final group game against the Sydney Sixers at the SCG on 22 January together with competition’s semi-finals and final should the franchise qualify for the knock-out phase of the competition.

Sydney Thunder Head Coach Paddy Upton is pleased to have secured Delport for the closing phase of the Big Bash.

“Over the last couple of seasons Cameron has been one of the premier T20 batsman in South Africa,” said Upton.

“Cameron’s a really good bloke and that’s part of our policy not only to pick good cricketers but also good people.

“He’s someone who has been unlucky not to get an IPL or BBL contract, so this is really exciting even if it’s only a couple of games if we go all the way.”