- James Vince – 537 at 38.35
- Josh Philippe – 508 at 31.75
- Jordan Silk – 382 at 38.2
Most runs (and average) in the last BBL season from the Sydney Sixer squad.
The winners of the very first BBL, Sydney Sixers, will be looking forward to BBL|11 in a bid to add one more trophy to their repertoire. The Sixers have been part of the BBL since the very first season in 2011 and ended that season defeating the Scorchers in the first-ever BBL final by 7 wickets.
The story was repeated last season in BBL|10 as well. Sydney Sixers are currently the defending champions who defeated the Scorchers by 27 runs in the finals of the last season. They have a great history and are a team to beat in the BBL.
The defending champions Sydney Sixers have won last two consecutive BBL championship.Cricket Betting
Apart from the first and the last season, the Sixers have won the BBL championship in 2019/20 in BBL|9 season. This time it was Melbourne Stars who were defeated by the Sixers in a twelve overs game.
Overall, the Sixers have reached finals in half of the BBL seasons so far, winning 3 times and losing twice to Perth Scorchers. Their rivalry against Scorchers is the top story of BBL.
The Sixers have reached the finals in 5 of the first 10 BBL seasons winning it thrice.Cricket Betting
Sydney Sixers have played the joint second most number of matches in BBL so far. In the 111 matches, they won 62 and lost 48 matches which give them a winning percentage of 58.18% – the highest in the BBL so far.
The Sixers have highest win percentage in BBL at 58.18%Cricket Betting
Sydney Sixers – the team in the pink uniform – is led by Moises Henriques and are being coached by Greg Shipperd. They play their home matches at the iconic Sydney Cricket ground that has a capacity of close to 50000 spectators.
The defending champions would be keen to win their third consecutive and fourth overall title in the BBL. Their BBL history and recent performances suggest that they have every bit of chance to go all they in BBL|11.
The upcoming Big Bash League – BBL|11 – would begin with the defending champions taking on Melbourne Stars in a home game at the SCG on 5th December 2021.
Sydney Sixers have a decent record against the Stars with 9 wins in 16 head-to-head games so far in the BBL. The Sixers won both the games against the Stars in the last season. They play the Hurricanes next in away and home matches followed by playing the Melbourne Stars away from home.
Hobart Hurricanes have been a curious case for the Sixers. Despite not having an overall great record in the BBL, the Hurricanes have troubled the Sixers over the years. The Sixers have won just 5 matches out of the 14 they have played against Hurricanes. The Sixers lost both the matches against Hurricanes in the last season.
Apart from Scorchers, which is a champion team, the hurricanes in the only team against whom the Sixers have lost more matches than they have won. The Sixers’ next four encounters are against 4 different oppositions, namely, Adelaide Strikers (64% wins), Sydney Thunder (63% wins), Brisbane Heat (79% wins), Melbourne Renegades (64% wins), in that order.
Sydney Sixers have won more than 55% matches against every franchise except Hurricanes and Scorchers.Cricket Betting
The Sixers have an excellent record against all these oppositions with the best record against Brisbane Heat winning 79% of the matches with 11 wins in 14 games and just 3 losses. This middle portion of the tournament is where the Sixers would like to capitalize.
The Sixers play their arch-rivals Scorchers in January 2022 in consecutive games, home and away. In the 20 encounters so far, the Sixers have lost 11 to the Scorchers. In the last season, the Sixers lost 1 and won 2 games against the Scorchers including the finals.
If the Sixers can improve their performances against Hurricanes and Scorchers and continue the dominance over the other franchises, they are likely to get another BBL trophy this time in BBL|11.
Big Bash League 2020 Table
The Sydney Sixers team have been a strong bowling side always with local bowling talent impressing over the years. Sean Abbott is their highest wicket-taker and is a key part of their plans since 2014. Brett Lee, Nathan Lyon, Daniel Sams and Ben Dwarshius have all shone at different times for the franchise.
Their batting has revolved around the likes of Nic Maddinson, Moises Henriques, England’s Michael Lumb and Australia keeper Brad Haddin. Last year, the likes of Josh Philippe, hero of the final, James Vince, and Daniel Hughes made telling contributions.
This season, the Sixers are once again relying on their bowling strength, in particular in the fast bowling department. Mitchell Starc makes a comeback to the Big Bash with this season. The Australia pacer is one of the most dangerous limited-overs bowler in the world and will forge a threatening partnership with Abbott, Dwarshius and the ever-reliable Jackson Bird. Tom Curran, the England all-rounder is also a part of the pace attack and had a good season last year around with 22 wickets in 14 games.
On the batting front, Sixers have some familiar names in Josh Philippe, Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes and Jordan Silk. Vince continues to be a key part of the setup while late-order hitting strength is bolstered by the addition of the West Indian all-rounder, Carlos Brathwaite this season.
Moises Henriques will be the sheet anchor in the middle-order and will be expected to shore up the batting. Henriques, Abbott, Brathwaite and Dwarshius add all-round strength to the team, and the franchise will likely have all four in the starting line-up unless there are availability issues.
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The Sydney Sixers players assembled for the 2020-21 season are highly skilled and experienced and will be expected to shoulder key responsibilities in designated departments. They have quite a few important players in the setup this season, and it will be interesting to see how the Sydney Sixers squad shape up for the season where they will aim to try and defend the title. Some of the key players for the 2020-21 season are:
Mitchell Starc – The Australian pacer is one of the most potent new ball and death overs bowlers in world cricket. A T20 talent who has mostly chosen to play in international cricket makes a big return to the league and will be a major addition to the Sydney Sixers roster for the season. Starc will be tasked with bowling upfront with the new ball to try and take wickets early on in the powerplay overs. In the death, his searing yorkers from around the wicket will be a handful for big hitters and tail-enders.
Josh Philippe – The highest run-scorer in the 2019-20 season of the Big Bash League for Sydney Sixers, Philippe comes off the back of a solid season in the Indian Premier League with the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise. The opener is a skilled hitter who can attack in the first six overs and is a key player in the Sydney Sixers squad for this edition too. He finished as the third-highest run-scorer among all teams last season and will be a big boost at the top for Sixers.
Tom Curran – A handy death overs bowler with his knuckleball and variations, Tom Curran finished 2019-20 as the second-highest wicket-taker in the league with 22 wickets at an average of 19.40. The England seamer is a handful in the death and will be relied upon once again to pick wickets in the last few overs.
Curran can also be a handy hitter down the order and had reasonable success in the role with Rajasthan Royals in the recent IPL season. A superb addition in the Sydney Sixers roster, Curran will likely start in all games for them.
The Sydney Sixer Women’s BBL franchise has been part of the WBBL since the first season. Like the men’s team, the Women’s team has had a good record in WBBL history. They are the only women franchise to have a more than 60% win rate in WBBL. They will feel the absence of the superb all-rounder Marizanne Kapp who moved to the Scorchers Women team this season.
The Sixers Women have reached the finals 4 times – the most final appearances in WBBL – and won the BBL 2 times – joint most with the Heat Women and Thunder Women. They are one of the only 3 women BBL franchises to have won the WBBL trophy.
The 4 appearances in the finals by the Sixers Women team is the most in WBBL.Cricket Betting
The Sixers Women have a strong batting lineup with their captain, the iconic Ellyse Perry, being the second-highest scorer of the WBBL and Alyssa Healy featuring in the top 5 batters of all time in WBBL.
Most runs (and average) in the last BBL season from the Sydney Sixer squad.
Most wickets (and economy) in the last BBL season from the Sydney Sixer squad.