Jos Buttler is a right-handed batsman who also plays as a wicket-keeper and is the current Vice-Captain of the England   s limited over teams    Getty Images
Jos Buttler will play for Sydney Thunders in BBL 7 Getty Images

With Big Bash League (BBL) 2017-18 nearing, franchises are decking up their squads with T20 superstars. New in the list is England s Jos Buttler, who has penned a deal with Sydney Thunder for upcoming season. Buttler along with Callum Ferguson and Mitchell McClenaghan are the other two new recruits this season.

A report fromCricbuzz, quotes Buttler, I am delighted to be part of Thunder and get stuck in, Mike Hussey is someone I’ve really admired and I’m really excited to meet him. Eoin Morgan is a good friend, he had two seasons with the club and he spoke really highly of everyone and said I’d have a brilliant time. I’m excited to get stuck in and make some friendships. One of the great things about these tournaments is meeting new players and learning from guys and creating friendships all over the world.”

Buttler featured in BBL season three; playing 5 games for Melbourne Renegades.

On playing in BBL:

I’m really excited. I’ve played in the BBL once before, ahead of England’s last ODI tour to Australia. I ve watched the competition go from strength to strength to become one of the best competitions in the world. The crowds are fantastic and there’s a big family emphasis which creates a great atmosphere.”

BBL season seven starts on December 19 with Syndey Thunder taking on rivals Sydney Sixers.