South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis looms as a possible target for perennial Big Bash League battlers Sydney Thunder, after captain Mike Hussey said they needed extra power and class in their batting.
Thunder have finished last in all three seasons of the domestic Twenty20 competition, compiling a dreadful 3-20 record. One potential target could be Kallis, who recently retired from Test cricket but plans to play in the 2015 World Cup in Australia. ''We'd be more than happy to have him here next year,'' Hussey said of Kallis. ''He'd be a very handy acquisition.''
The Thunder won just one of eight matches this season, in which they consistently struggled to score quickly and make decent totals.
''We need to have a good look at the whole squad, but we definitely need some class in there,'' Hussey said. ''We need some more power.''
He insisted the Thunder could take plenty of positives from the season and felt they produced a lot of good performances. Hussey was the Thunder's leading run-scorer, notching three of the team's meagre tally of five half-centuries.
It was a tough season for the promising but inexperienced quartet of Jason Floros (77 runs at 19.25, strike rate of 106.94), Daniel Hughes (79 runs at 13.16, strike rate of 94.04), Kurtis Patterson (62 runs at 10.33, strike rate 100) and Ryan Carters (42 runs at 8.40, strike rate 87.50).
Hussey said they were talented players, but needed experience and time to develop.