Eoin Morgan has signed with Sydney Thunder for this winter's Big Bash League in Australia.

Morgan was not selected in England's Ashes squad and will be available for the Thunder's first four games before joining up with Ashley Giles' limited overs squad.

The Irishman will team up with Australia opener David Warner and Mike Hussey in the Thunder squad.

"I am really excited about getting the opportunity to join the Sydney Thunder for this season's Big Bash," Morgan said.

"I have been a big admirer of the tournament and I'm looking forward to getting a chance to play in it and represent the Thunder.

"I have been impressed with the way that the club has recruited for this season and I know that everyone is focusing on a strong campaign."