MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 20: Peter Nevill of the Renegades keeps behind the stumps during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 20, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Former Australian Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has joined the Sydney Sixes on a mulit-year deal, following five season with the Melbourne Renegades.

Nevill spent the 2011/12 BBL season with the Sixes, before joining the Renegades in 2012, where he has played 27 matches, sharing the gloves with current Test keeper, Matthew Wade.

The 31-year-old said he is looking forward to playing for the Sixes once again and playing Big Bash in New South wales, where he plays his state grade cricket.

“It was a great opportunity to be back playing with people that I’ve played with extensively at NSW,” Nevill said.

“One of my fondest cricket memories was winning the BBL|01 title with the Sixers and I’d love to win another one with the same guys.

“My best mates play for NSW and the Sixers so the ability to play all season with through, through state and then BBL cricket was a real attraction.

“The Sixers have a great environment, given the nucleus is similar to NSW, and I love the culture.

“Another factor was being able to spend the festive period at home in Sydney.”

The Sixes’ will play in the season opener against cross-town rivals the Thunder on December 19.