With England not having any Test matches over the Christmas/New Year period this year, all of English cricket’s big hitters (yes, remarkably, there are some) are available and free to participate in some or all of this season’s Big Bash in Australia.
The recent full availability of former ODI Skipper Alastair Cook hasn’t sent the Big Bash franchises frantically searching around for their cheque books, but there are quite a few past and present England stars competing this year. They are as follows……….
Michael Carberry – Perth Scorchers
Alex Hales – Hobart Hurricanes
Andrew Flintoff – Brisbane Heat
Michael Lumb – Sydney Sixers
Eoin Morgan – Sydney Thunder
Kevin Pietersen – Melbourne Stars
Riki Wessels – Sydney Sixers
Luke Wright – Melbourne Stars
Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales are the only two England players in the Big Bash who are part of the England squad due to play a tri series in Australia starting on 16th January (also involving India, and running until 1st Feb) so they will miss the the latter half of the Big Bash to join up with England.
Eoin Morgan’s England side are now currently a best price of 10/1 with bet365 (£200 Deposit Bonus for new customers) to win the 2015 Cricket World Cup.