The Sydney Thunder are an Australian franchise professional cricket team, competing in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League. The team’s home ground is Sydney Showground Stadium, known as Giants Stadium. Their team uniform is lime green. Thunder won the fifth edition of Big Bash, as well as the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League.
Along with the Sydney Sixers, the Sydney Thunder are the successors of the New South Wales Blues who played in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. The NSW Cricket board unanimously decided on lime green as the team’s colour, though other colours were considered, and rejected as being too close to other Sydney sports teams. Cricket Australia did not allow Cricket NSW to use the sky blue colour traditionally associated with New South Wales sports teams.