Sporting News – Lloyd Pope has added another string to his ever-strengthening bow, with the teenage spin sensation signing up with Sydney Sixers for the eighth edition of the Big Bash League.

Summary

  • Lloyd Pope has added another string to his ever-strengthening bow, with the teenage spin sensation signing up with Sydney Sixers for the eighth edition of the Big Bash League.
  • At the ripe old age of 18, Pope has created a whirlpool of hype across the last 12 months, and he has been rewarded with a shot in the game’s shortest format with one of the BBL’s most successful franchises.
  • The Pope hype train ripped into gear when, in January at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, he decimated England with an eight-wicket haul as Australia defended 127.
  • GREAT WHITE POPE: Lloyd Pope spinning a web, but don’t expect too much, too soonLast month, he made his first-class debut for South Australia.
  • Pope won’t be the only fresh faced leggie to grace BBL08 – Lancashire and England Lions legspinner Matt Parkinson signed with Melbourne Stars, and will play half the season when Nepal legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane crosses to the Bangladesh Premier League.


Read more…