The very first winners of the Big Bash League in 2011-2012, Sydney Sixers have been one of the most formidable franchises in the history of the league. The current defending champions, Sydney Sixers have two title wins aside from a Champions League title win in 2012 soon after claiming their initial Big Bash League title.

A franchise with a rich history, Sixers beat Perth Scorchers in the final in the 2011-12 season to win the league title. In 2014-15 and 2016-17, Perth returned the favour when Sixers finished as runners-up after losing to them in the finals twice.

The Sixers have made it to the finals on four occasions, winning twice and finishing runners up twice. Earlier this year, they beat Melbourne Stars in the final to win their second BBL title, almost nine years after securing their first. The Sixers are one of the two franchises from Sydney with the Sydney Thunder being the other.

Sixers play their home matches in the most famous Sydney Cricket Ground. The Sixers have Greg Shippard as head coach for the 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League while Moises Henriques will continue to captain the side.

Sydney Sixers Fixtures

completed
10 Dec 2020, Blundstone Arena, Big Bash League 10
Hobart Hurricanes
Hobart Hurricanes
8-178
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
6-162
completed
13 Dec 2020, Blundstone Arena, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
4-205
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
60
completed
20 Dec 2020, Blundstone Arena, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
5-177
Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers
7-139
completed
26 Dec 2020, Metricon Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
9-194
Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars
5-193
completed
29 Dec 2020, Metricon Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
6-168
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
8-169
completed
02 Jan 2021, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 10
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
6-171
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
8-165
completed
03 Jan 2021, Metricon Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers
4-150
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
3-151
completed
06 Jan 2021, Optus Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
4-183
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
97
completed
10 Jan 2021, Metricon Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
7-152
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
148
completed
13 Jan 2021, Manuka Oval, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder
6-166
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
5-132
completed
16 Jan 2021, Manuka Oval, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
3-164
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
7-163
upcoming
22 Jan 2021, Adelaide Oval, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder
upcoming
24 Jan 2021, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
Hobart Hurricanes
Hobart Hurricanes
upcoming
26 Jan 2021, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 10
Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers

The Sydney Sixers fixtures for the 2020-21 Big Bash League season sees them play across seven venues. In this season, they begin with the Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes clash on 10th December. On 13th December, the Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades could be an easy fixture for the Sixers. Their third successive game at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart sees them play in the Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers match.

They move over to Queensland before Christmas and have the repeat of the 2019-20 final on Boxing Day with the Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars game. They also play in the Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades game on 29th. A day after New Year, there is the Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat match at The Gabba. Another game follows this – the Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers return fixture – on the very next day in Queensland.

They play in the Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers clash – one they have found difficult over the years – and the Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat games on 6th and 10th respectively. They then move over to Sydney where they play matches at home in SCG and at the Showground stadium.

The Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder derbies are both at Sydney in the respective home grounds separated by just over a week. Their last fixture is against the Stars on 26th in the triple header on Australia Day.

Big Bash League 2020 Table

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Sydney Sixers 11 8 3 0 0 0.554 32
2 Perth Scorchers 11 6 4 0 1 0.974 24
3 Melbourne Stars 12 5 6 0 1 0.24 24
4 Sydney Thunder 11 6 5 0 0 0.919 23
5 Hobart Hurricanes 11 6 5 0 0 -0.117 23
6 Brisbane Heat 11 5 6 0 0 -0.126 21
7 Adelaide Strikers 11 5 6 0 0 -0.205 20
8 Melbourne Renegades 12 3 9 0 0 -1.964 13

Sydney Sixers Team

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.

NameRole
Ben DwarshuisAllrounder
Hayden KerrAllrounder
Moises Henriques ©Allrounder
Sean AbbottAllrounder
Daniel HughesBatter
Jack EdwardsBatter
James VinceBatter
Jordan SilkBatter
Josh PhilippeBatter
Ben ManentiBowler
Jackson BirdBowler
Lloyd PopeBowler
Mickey EdwardsBowler
Nathan LyonBowler
Stephen O’keefeBowler
Tom CurranBowler
Sydney Sixers suad for BBL 10

Sydney Sixers Players

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.

Leading Runs Scorer
  • Josh Philippe – 487 at 37.46
  • James Vince – 323 at 23.07
  • Moises Henriques – 267 at 24.27

Most runs (and average) in last BBL season from the Sydney Sixers squad

Leading Wicket Taker
  • Tom Curran – 22 at 19.40
  • Ben Dwarshuis – 16 at 26.18
  • Sean Abbott – 14 at 13.57

Most wickets (and economy) in the last season from the Sydney Sixers squad

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