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Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting will not be representing the Brisbane Heat from the upcoming Big Bash League. After 9 long years, Cutting will not be playing for the Heat. Meanwhile, Cutting will now be seen playing for the Sydney Thunder in the BBL.

Cutting was one of the most prominent players at Brisbane Heat along with Chris Lynn. The destructive all-rounder time and time against lit up stadiums around Australia playing for the Heat.

Ben Cutting leaves Brisbane Heat

Also, Cutting was the highest wicket-taker for the Brisbane Head with 63 and overall the second-highest run-getter as he scored 1199 runs at a strike rate of 145.50.

The Sydney Thunder confirmed the news about Cutting being traded from Brisbane Heat. Now, Cutting is looking to start a new chapter with Sydney Thunder in Australia’s T20 league.

After becoming part of Sydney Thunder, Cutting stated that it was the culture of the side which attracted him to represent them in the Big Bash League.

“I’m excited to join the Thunder because of the culture they have. Having come up against them, I know what they’re all about and that excites me”, Cutting said in an official statement.

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Meanwhile, Cutting also admitted that he wanted to only play Brisbane Heat in the league but a tough decision had to be made. The 33-year-old because of his poor run with Heat in the last few seasons decided to part ways with his old franchise and is now gazing ahead to playing for the Sydney Thunder.

He added, “I wasn’t asked to leave; I had another year left so I had the option to stay on if I wanted to. But it’s been a tough couple of years, particularly the most recent season, so I just think it was time that we parted ways”.

“But as one door closes, another probably even better door opens because I get to play with some of my best mates and guys I enjoy playing alongside”, Cutting said.

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