South African born but now based in England, the 35-year old is a highly sought-after bowler in T20 and has been a key member of Somerset’s successful limited overs squad in recent seasons. He has also played in the Indian Premier League for the Pune Warriors and in last summer’s KFC T20 Big Bash League for the Adelaide Strikers.
Thomas has played for three franchises in South Africa, most recently with Titans in the domestic T20 competition and Karbonn Smart Champions League. He has taken 173 wickets in 153 T20 matches at 21.58 and has conceded just under 7.5 runs per over.
The specialist death bowler has enjoyed a long association with Justin Langer, having played with the new Scorchers Head Coach at Somerset. He also teamed up with Mitch Marsh at Pune.