Big Bash League side Sydney Thunder have re-signed highly-rated teenager Jake Doran to a two-year deal.
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The 18-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman recently starred for the Australia U19s against England in Perth and will remain in Western Sydney until at least the end of the 2016/17 season.
Doran said playing alongside the likes of Mike Hussey and Jacques Kallis made the decision to stay an easy one.
“I always wanted to continue playing for the Thunder,” Doran said in a club statement.
“They gave me my first opportunity, so I really wanted to stay. The experience of being around guys like Mike Hussey and Jacques Kallis was priceless.”
The youngster was named player of the series for the Australia U19s in its series win over England with scored of 102, 82 and 169 in April.
“We are delighted that Jake has chosen to re-sign with the Thunder,” Cummins said.
“We’ve invested heavily in his development and believe he is fast becoming one of the standout young talents in Australian cricket.”
Doran will play the first half of the playing club cricket in England, where he will train at the Elite International Cricket Academy in Hampshire.
He was announced as just one of five 2015 Kerry Packer Foundation scholars.