Big Bash League: Gurinder Sandhu back at Sydney Thunder
Gurinder Sandhu is Sydney Thunder's leading wicket-taker. @Getty

Fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu, who is Sydney Thunder s leading wicket-taker, has resigned with the T20 franchise for the forthcoming season of the Big Bash League (BBL).

Sandhu, 25, last month took seven wickets for Queensland in the final of the JLT One-Day Cup, which Victoria won by 110 runs.

It was a very easy decision. I ve been at Thunder since BBL|02, which is when I first started playing BBL cricket, and I just love the environment, said Sandhu, who has taken 31 wickets for Sydney Thunder. I love that I ll get to come back home to Sydney and visit Western Sydney where I grew up and see my family. I m really good friends with all of the guys too so I can t wait to hook back up with everyone.

Sydney Thunder play their first match of BBL 8 against Melbourne Stars on December 21 at Manuka Oval.

Sydney Thunder squad: Shane Watson (capt), Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler, Pat Cummins, Anton Devcich, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Chris Jordan, Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Kurtis Patterson, Daniel Sams Gurinder Sandhu, Joe Root