Sydney Sixers after winning two BBL Titles in a row will look to make a hattrick and the first team to do so. Sydney Sixers were the table-toppers last season with 9 wins under their belt and with a healthy run-rate too. Sixers will look to perform the same as the last season with their key players performing.
SQUAD NEWS :
Sydney Sixers, who are known for their overall strength in the squad, will miss out on Carlos Braithwaite this season. They have roped in England’s T20 Death over specialist, Chris Jordan to the squad.
PLAYERS TO LOOK OUT FOR :
In the batting department, BBL10’s Player of Tournament, Josh Phillipe will take batting responsibility. Josh Phillipe is an amazing prospect to look out for this season; after scoring 508 runs in 16 innings in the last BBL season.
James Vince who played a magnificent inning in the BBL10 Final against the Perth Scorchers has been signed for another season.
Vince had a great run throughout BBL 10 with 537 runs in 16 innings and with a staggering strike rate of 143.58. They have retained Tom Curran,(star of BBL09) in the squad who missed BBL10. Curran has been the greatest addition for the Sixers with his ability to both bowl and bat.
In the bowling department, the team has Ben Dwarshuis who was the second-highest wicket-taker in the last season with 24 wickets in his bag. Dwarshuis deceived the batsmen with his variations and bowled economical in important games. He will be a player to be looked for.
Steve O Keefe has been retained for another season for his spin bowling master-class, even in tough conditions. He will also be mentoring other spinners in the squad like Llyod Pope and Nathan Lyon.
Jackson Bird has signed a new two-year deal to remain with the Sixers.
SIXERS SQUAD :
Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Steve O’Keefe