England skipper Joe Root and batsman Jos Buttler has signed a contract in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL).

They have signed for the same team Sydney Thunders and will be seen in the upcoming season.

Note: Root will play for an overseas T20 league for the first time.

Root was left out for a T20I against India in July. He had expressed fears of lagging behind in the format.

The 27-year-old has played just 28 T20Is for England in six years.

“I want to gain as much experience as possible in T20 cricket,” Root said in a statement on the Sydney Thunder’s website on Friday.

Specialist T20 player Jos Buttler who scored his maiden century this week also returns to the side

“It’s brilliant for the club to get two players of their quality to join us,” Thunder head coach Shane Bond said.

However, both the players aren’t expected to be available for the entire tournament owing to England’s tour of West Indies next year.

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