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Joe Denly (Syd­ney Six­ers)

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All­rounder, right-hand bat/right-arm legspin

The pres­ence of Joe Root and Jos But­tler at the Syd­ney Thun­der will grab head­lines; how­ever, nei­ther might be the most im­por­tant English­man to play in the BBL this sea­son, and might not even be the most im­por­tant in Syd­ney. Denly ar­rived at the win­less Six­ers mid­way through BBL|07, and had he ar­rived ear­lier, the course of the SCG-based fran­chise’s sea­son might have been dif­fer­ent – they didn’t lose with the Kent stal­wart open­ing the bat­ting. A stand­out per­former in the English T20 leagues – he’s the only player to have scored a cen­tury and taken a hat-trick in the same match – the 32-year-old earned a Test squad call-up for

Eng­land’s tour of Sri Lanka.

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