BBL Spotlight: Getting to know Chris Green from Sydney Thunder

Meet Chris Green from Big Bash Team Sydney Thunder. Photo: Getty Images.

Meet Chris Green from Big Bash Team Sydney Thunder. Photo: Getty Images.

This week The Delivery caught up with Big Bash League spinner Chris Green, who has spent the last two seasons with the Sydney Thunder team.  The Northern Beaches local has emerged as a player to watch and has also sparked the attention of female Big Bash League fans.

So Chris wow old are you? 22

Where were you born? 
I was born in South Africa, Durban to be exact. I spent the first seven and half years of my life there and then moved to Sydney with my family for Dad's work. We were originally going to move to Johannesburg in South Africa, but my parents brought us on holidays in Australia in Manly, and fell in love with it. 

So where is home of you in Sydney? Manly.

Chris Green has been a valuable addition to the Sydney Thunder Big Bash League Team.  Photo: Getty Images. 

Chris Green has been a valuable addition to the Sydney Thunder Big Bash League Team. 
Photo: Getty Images. 

So safe to say you're a beach lover? 
I was brought up on the beach, so any chance I have, I try to get in the water for a swim or a surf, or even just head down to the beach to read a book. I've also been surfing since I moved to Australia 15 years ago so try to take my longboard out when I get a free chance. 

What do you do to keep yourself busy outside of cricket? 
I study part time, I'm completing a business degree and have a couple of years left. I'm not really in a rush to finish. The last two years I’ve also spent the Australian winter overseas in England playing cricket, so I've been fortunate not to have a winter since 2013.

Chris has spent a number of seasons in England playing cricket and enjoying the English summer. Photo: Sourced. 

Chris has spent a number of seasons in England playing cricket and enjoying the English summer. Photo: Sourced. 

It's a tough life for some! So do you enjoy the English custom of a few cold G & T's after the game? Yes.. a few in the sun.

What is your strength on the cricket field? 
I guess my competitiveness. I enjoy the one to one battle when I’m bowling and try to bring loads of energy to the game and have fun. When I'm having fun usually my game is stronger. 

Any pre game superstitions?
Luckily none. 

No pre game superstitions for Chris Green. Photo: Sourced. 

No pre game superstitions for Chris Green. Photo: Sourced. 

Who is the last person you dialed on your phone?
One of my best mates, I missed a call from him this morning and he was thanking me for the BBL tickets.

Last text message you sent on your phone?
I’ll be back from Camden so I’ll come down for a swim and a milkshake.

On a Saturday night you’ll usually find me?
If not on the couch I’ll be down at the Wharf Bar or the Steyne in Manly.

On a day off you’ll find me?
Either at Fairlight Beach or running along the water on the wharf side around Manly.

Chris likes to chill at home with family or head down to a local bar in Manly during his down time. Photo: Sourced. 

Chris likes to chill at home with family or head down to a local bar in Manly during his down time. Photo: Sourced. 

How much time do you spend in front of the mirror every morning?
Ha ha just mainly cleaning my teeth. A minute to two minutes. 

My ideal outfit?
Casual shorts, thongs and a white or striped t-shirt and sunglasses.

Any pets?
A dog called Ruby, she's a schnoodle.

How do you feel about KALE?
Awful! 

If you were having someone over for dinner what would you whip up?
Probably my speciality which is chicken breast in Nandos sauce, with brown rice, quinoa and said with avocado. 

Single or committed? 
Single. 

Chris Green is a talented New South Wales cricketer who has been labelled as one to watch in the Big Bash League. Photo: Getty Images. 

Chris Green is a talented New South Wales cricketer who has been labelled as one to watch in the Big Bash League. Photo: Getty Images. 

Something that people don’t know about you?
I actually chose to play tennis when I was 18 and went to college in America. I wanted to be a professional tennis player but at the last minute I changed my mind and was keen to stay and play cricket in Australia. 

Thanks for the chat Chris, I feel like I know a lot more about you now!
Thanks for having me. 

Note: Chris was keen for us to let him know when the interview was up so he could show his Mum! 10 points.