Vince back with Sixers
Sydney Sixers have confirmed star English batsman James Vince will return for a fourth Big Bash league campaign in 2021/22.
The Sixers are priced at 4.50 to defend their title this season and the return of Vince will give their chances a huge boost.
The Sixers will have another strong looking line-up as they head into the new season as Vince is joined by fellow international signings Tom Curran and Carlos Brathwaite.
There have been one or two suggestions that English players are reluctant to head to Australia this summer, even for the Ashes, as there is uncertainty over whether families can travel.
Even so Vince is not one of them and he is excited about linking up with the Sixers once again.
"What the Sixers have built on and off the field over the last few years is something really special and something I am proud to be part of," Vince said after the deal was announced.
"To experience that final last season at the SCG, in what was our first trip back there all year, was something I'll never forget.
"How could you not want to come back for more of that?"
There is still a chance that Vince could get the call-up to England's Test squad for the Ashes, especially if a number of players make themselves unavailable.
Vince has not played Test cricket since 2018 but a return is not out of the question.
Either way the Sixers will be delighted to have him back after he smashed 95 runs in the SCG season finale at the start of the year.