The 2013-14 Big Bash in Australia may have lost some star players with the likes of Australian spin king Shane Warne retiring for good and West Indies duo Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle not signing up this year but there are some new acquisitions. The Sydney Thunder, in particular have gone all out in securing some of the best overseas talent in the world with four signings. With England playing Australia in the Ashes and in an ODI series a number of eight England players have joined Big Bash teams.
Chris Woakes – England – Sydney Thunder
Ajantha Mendis – Sri Lanka – Sydney Thunder
Tillakaratne Dilshan – Sri Lanka – Sydney Thunder
Eoin Morgan – England – Sydney Thunder
Dwayne Smith – West Indies – Perth Scorchers
Shoaib Malik – Pakistan – Hobart Hurricanes
Chris Tremlett – England – Sydney Sixers
Craig Kieswetter – England – Brisbane Heat
Alex Hales – England – Adelaide Strikers
Mohammad Hafeez – Pakistan – Melbourne Renegades
Ravi Bopara – England – Sydney Sixers
Dimitri Mascarenhas – England – Hobart Hurricanes
Joss Buttler – England – Melbourne Renegades
The Big Bash begins on December 20 in Melbourne as the Melbourne Stars take on the Melbourne Renegades.