The Melbourne Renegades have completed their initial 18-man roster for BBL|05 with the signing of exciting fast bowling all-rounder Guy Walker.
20 year-old Walker grew up in Melbourne’s inner-west and represented Australia at the Under 19 World Cup last year. He is a member of the Victorian Bushrangers squad.
Walker, an explosive player in all three areas of the game, could make his BBL debut this season and said he was proud to be given the chance to line up for the Melbourne Renegades.
“I’m really pleased to be on board with the Renegades for this season. The Big Bash League has become a key part of the summer for players and fans and I can’t wait to play in front of crowds at Etihad Stadium. The Renegades have a strong list this season and I’ll use it as a chance to learn from Australian and international players as well,” Walker said.
Walker joins a strong Renegades bowling line up including James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Xavier Doherty, Dwayne Bravo, Nathan Hauritz, Nathan Rimmington, Nick Winter, Chris Tremain and Matt Short.
Melbourne Renegades Head Coach David Saker said Walker would add to the competition for places among the younger bowlers in the side.
“I’m pleased to add Guy to our squad for the upcoming season. I’ve liked what I’ve seen of him in Victorian training and I have no doubt he’ll be pushing hard to be considered for selection. We have a strong bowling contingent to choose from going into the season,” Saker said.
“We’re happy with the shape of the squad and it’s a squad we expect to take us deep into the season. We’ve certainly got the batting talent to put solid runs on the board and we’ll rely on the experience of our quicks and spinners to keep things tight and put ourselves in contention,” Saker added.
Renegades squad– Aaron Finch (captain), Chris Gayle, Cameron White, Matthew Wade, Dwayne Bravo, Callum Ferguson, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Tom Beaton, Tom Cooper, Nick Winter, Matthew Short, Peter Nevill, Nathan Rimmington, Xavier Doherty, Nathan Hauritz, Chris Tremain and Guy Walker.