England Test captain Joe Root will make his Enormous Bash League debut for Sydney Thunder in Canberra on Friday.
Even the 27-year-old, unsold as of this year’s Indian premierleague auctions, will play England vice captain Jos Buttler contrary to Melbourne Stars.
But they won’t face England teammate Liam Plunkett, because the newest Surrey registering is linking the Stars for the second half of the tournament.
There is commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 08:00 GMT.
Root has played in 61 domestic Twenty20 games, scoring eight rebounds using a maximum score of 9-2 not outside and a mean of 3 2.
In t-20 internationals, the Yorkshire batsman averages 3-5, together with 787 runs from 26 innings and also a maximum score of 90 not out.
Last monthhe and Buttler helped England into some 3-0 Test series triumph in Sri Lanka.