Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers

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.

Sydney Sixers Fixtures

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.

When is the Next Sydney Sixer Match?

When is the Next Sydney Sixer Women Match?

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

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Sydney Sixers 14 9 5 0 0 0.257 36
2 Perth Scorchers 14 8 5 0 1 0.851 32
3 Sydney Thunder 14 8 6 0 0 0.949 31
4 Brisbane Heat 14 7 7 0 0 -0.286 29
5 Adelaide Strikers 14 7 7 0 0 0.105 28
6 Hobart Hurricanes 14 7 7 0 0 -0.187 28
7 Melbourne Stars 14 5 8 0 1 0.14 24
8 Melbourne Renegades 14 4 10 0 0 -1.727 16

Sydney Sixers Team

The Sydney Sixers have been one of the successful franchises in the BBL. After winning the opening BBL season in 2011, they could not get their hand on the trophy again until BBL|9 despite reaching the finals 2 more times – in BBL|4 and BBL|6.

However, that changes in 2019 and 2020 as Sydney Sixers managed to win the successive title with a pretty solid squad. This year in BBL|11, the team will play under the leadership of Moises Henriques – who is one of their key players – and coach Greg Shipperd.

The current squad has as many as 6 all-rounders and many of who are bowling allrounders except for the likes of captain Henriques. Tom Curran missed the last season, but is now back and seems eager to perform.

Pacer Chris Jordan – called as a late replacement of Carlos Brathwaite who withdrew due to injury – and batter James Vince are the other two away members of the squad.

Vince along with Josh Phillipe and Moises Henriques are the power hitters of this team whose batting will revolve around the likes of Daniel Huges and Jordan Silk. They have veteran Daniel Christian lower down the order to finish the innings for Sydney Sixers.

The defending champions have assembled a good team and seem to have ticked all the boxes for a perfect squad. It will be interesting to see if these players help the Sixers make it three times in a row.

Ben DwarshuisAllrounder
Daniel ChristianAllrounder
Hayden KerrAllrounder
Moises HenriquesAllrounder
Sean AbbottAllrounder
Tom CurranAllrounder
Daniel HughesBatter
Jack EdwardsBatter
James VinceBatter
Jordan SilkBatter
Josh PhilippeBatter
Ben ManentiBowler
Chris JordanBowler
Jackson BirdBowler
Lloyd PopeBowler
Mickey EdwardsBowler
Nathan LyonBowler
Stephen O’KeefeBowler
Sydney Sixers BBL|11 Squad

Sydney Sixers Players

The Sydney Sixers squad assembled for BBL|11 season is 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 captain Moises Henriques marshals this squad towards to championship of BBL|11.

Some of the key players for Sydney Sixers in BBL|11 are as follows:

Moises Henriques – Captain and all-rounder Moises Henriques is the one of the most important players for the sixers. He has scored more runs for the Sixers compared to any designated batters. Henriques has 1900 runs in BBL so far in 83 innings at an average of close to 28 and a strike rate of above 130. He also has 18 wickets in BBL.

Sean Abbott – Sean Abbott is of the most important bowlers in BBL history. He is the highest wicket-taker for Sydney Sixers with 106 wickets in 80 innings with an average of close to 20 and a strike rate of under 15. He is a handy batsman down the order.

Steve O’Keefe – The left-arm spinner is has been a crucial cog in the Sydney Sixers’ setup. He is one of the most consistent bowlers in BBL. Steve has taken 67 wickets in 70 innings at an average of 24.39 and a strike rate of 21.75 with an amazing economy of 6.73. He has the fourth-lowest economy among the players with more than 50 BBL appearances.

Tom Curran – He is an important away player for Sydney Sixers. He replaced Sam Curran in the England squad earlier this year for the T20 World Cup but couldn’t get a game. That won’t be the case with Sydney Sixers as Tom averages 24.46 in batting and an amazing 19.61 with the ball. Hard to keep such a player out of the playing XI.

Sydney Sixer WBBL

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.

Angela ReakesAllrounder
Ashleigh GardnerAllrounder
Ellyse Perry*Allrounder
Erin BurnsAllrounder
Hayley Silver-HolmesAllrounder
Nicole BoltonAllrounder
Claire MooreBatter
Shafali VermaBatter
Emma HughesBowler
Jade AllenBowler
Lauren CheatleBowler
Maitlan BrownBowler
Radha YadavBowler
Stella CampbellBowler
Alyssa HealyWicketkeeper
Matilda LuggWicketkeeper
Leading Runs Scorer
  • 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.

Leading Wicket Taker
  • Benjamin Dwarshuis – 24 at 8.85
  • Carlos Brathwaite – 16 at 8.02
  • Steve O’Keefe – 15 at 6.93

Most wickets (and economy) in the last BBL season from the Sydney Sixer squad.


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