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The Sydney Sixers are an Australian professional men’s cricket team, competing in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League (BBL). Along with the Sydney Thunder, the Sixers are the successors of the New South Wales Blues who played in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash.  They play their home games at Sydney Cricket Ground.

History:

2011-2012 season:

Sydney Sixers started their journey in the BBL at their home ground – Sydney Cricket Ground – in style, beating Brisbane Heat before losing the next game to Hobart Hurricanes. They eventually ended the league stage with three consecutive wins to storm into the semifinal. In the semifinal, they beat Hobart Hurricanes by seven runss to enter the final. The Sixers went on to win the inaugural 2011–12 BBL, defeating the Perth Scorchers at the WACA Ground.

2012-2013 season:

Sydney Sixers had their task cut out as the defending champions. However, they just could not deliver as per the expectations. They started their title-defence on a good note by beating Sydney Thunder. However, they found themselves well out of contention to progress to the next stage after losing the next four games. They eventually ended the season at the seventh place after winning just three of their eight games.

2013-2014 season:

The Sixers finished the league stage at the second place after winning 6 of the games. However, their hopes of winning the title again was ended by Perth Scorchers in the semifinal. In a rain-effected match, the Sixers target was reduced to 54 in 5 overs and the seemingly impossible target was realised when they fell short at 6/48.

2014-2015 season:

After the disappointing loss in the final of the previous season, the Sixers entered the new season with renewed hopes. They signed some new faces whilst retaining the more experienced core group of players. The Sixers looked very good throughout the entire regular season winning five games, losing two games (to Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers) in regular time and losing an absolutely enthralling Super Over to the Melbourne Stars to make it to the semifinal.

In the semifinal, they crushed Strikers by 87 runs to set-up a mouth-watering clash with defending champions Perth Scorchers. But they once again ended up being heartbroken after losing the final on the last delivery of the game.

2015-2016 season:

The Sixers started the season on a losing note with defending champions Sydney Thunder beating them by 36 runs. However, they bounced back in style by winning their next two games. But sadly for them, the rest of the season did not yield any more win as they finished at the bottom of the heap with just 2 wins.

2016-2017 season:

After the disappointing campaign in the previous season where they had ended with the wooden spoon, the Sixers finished third on the BBL ladder after eight regular season games.

In the Semifinal against the Brisbane Heat, the Sixers won the game in a Super Over. The Sixers travelled to Perth for the Big Final after the first-placed Scorchers defeated the Melbourne Stars in their Semi Final. However, the Sydney Sixers fell short at the last hurdle, losing the Big Bash League final to the Scorchers by nine wickets at the WACA Ground. It was the second time in three years the Sixers made the final against the Scorchers but couldn’t grasp the title.

2017-2018 season:

The seventh season of the competition saw the teams playing ten games instead of eight like the previous seasons. The Sixers had a disastrous start to the season as they lost their opening six games. They went on to win the remaining four games but the damage was already done. The Sydney-based outfit eventually ended at fifth position with 4 wins from ten games.

Here are some other details about the team:

Most runs for Sydney Sixers:

 

Player Span Mat Inns
NJ Maddinson 2011-2018 61 60
MC Henriques 2011-2018 59 56
MJ Lumb 2011-2017 48 48
BJ Haddin 2011-2017 32 31
JC Silk 2013-2018 37 31 Runs HS Ave
DP Hughes 2012-2018 20 20 1408 85 25.14
SPD Smith 2011-2014 26 24 1275 77 28.33
SNJ O’Keefe 2012-2018 42 28 1212 82* 26.93
J Botha 2015-2018 28 21 735 76 26.25
SW Billings 2016-2018 11 10 670 69* 27.91
MH Wessels 2014-2015 9 9 613 85 38.31
JJ Roy 2016-2018 10 10 594 65 31.26
RGL Carters 2014-2016 14 12 389 48 19.45
SA Abbott 2014-2018 40 24 312 38* 18.35
JL Denly 2018-2018 4 4 283 61* 31.44
BJ Rohrer 2011-2012 11 8 205 50 22.77
PM Nevill 2011-2018 17 12 154 40 15.4
BJ Dwarshuis 2014-2018 25 14 148 35* 18.5
DJ Thornely 2011-2013 15 13 148 33* 7.4
MJ North 2013-2014 8 7 146 72* 73
SR Watson 2012-2012 3 3 137 38 19.57
B Lee 2011-2015 36 15 132 33 16.5
DLR Smith 2012-2014 13 10 128 21* 18.28
RS Bopara 2013-2014 5 5 113 29 14.12
EJM Cowan 2011-2016 7 6 110 38 22
DJ Bravo 2011-2012 4 3 104 47 34.66
NL McCullum 2012-2012 6 5 92 22* 10.22
MJ Cosgrove 2013-2014 3 3 88 32 9.77
NM Lyon 2014-2018 21 9 68 27* 22.66
C Munro 2017-2017 3 3 67 43 13.4
IA Moran 2012-2012 5 2 61 51 20.33
JM Bird 2015-2018 14 6 43 20* 14.33
PJ Cummins 2012-2012 6 2 38 32 12.66
NCR Larkin 2016-2016 1 1 33 9* 6.6
BMAJ Mendis 2012-2012 4 3 27 23 9
DE Bollinger 2014-2017 24 8 21 20 10.5
LW Feldman 2012-2013 8 2 21 14* 21
TL Lawford 2015-2015 3 3 18 14*
MA Starc 2011-2014 16 6 15 15 15
SP Narine 2012-2012 5 2 15 8 5
CR Brathwaite 2018-2018 4 1 15 9 3
JK Lalor 2012-2014 6 3 14 12*
CT Tremlett 2014-2014 1 1 13 6* 13
SCG MacGill 2011-2012 8 1 13 8* 13
SMSM Senanayake 2013-2013 2 1 11 6* 11
JR Hazlewood 2011-2014 20 4 9 9 9
KR Patterson 2012-2012 1 1 9 5*
JM Mennie 2016-2016 2 1 8 8*
WER Somerville 2016-2018 7 1 6 6*
LA Doran 2014-2014 4 2 6 6 6

 

Most wickets for Sydney Sixers:

 

Player Span Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ
SA Abbott 2014-2018 40 40 129.5 0 1134 53 1/7
B Lee 2011-2015 36 36 140.2 2 993 35 1/6
MA Starc 2011-2014 16 16 61.3 1 470 34 1/6
NM Lyon 2014-2018 21 21 79.5 0 529 34 1/5
BJ Dwarshuis 2014-2018 25 25 88.3 0 718 29 1/7
JR Hazlewood 2011-2014 20 20 77 2 537 28 1/5
MC Henriques 2011-2018 59 36 95.2 0 766 25 1/7
SNJ O’Keefe 2012-2018 42 38 122.5 1 807 22 1/5
DE Bollinger 2014-2017 24 24 80.4 0 708 21 1/7
J Botha 2015-2018 28 28 86.5 0 643 11 1/6
LW Feldman 2012-2013 8 8 26.2 0 172 10 1/5
SCG MacGill 2011-2012 8 7 25 0 166 7 1/5
DR Sams 2017-2018 6 6 22.3 0 178 7 1/6
NL McCullum 2012-2012 6 5 13 0 84 6 1/5
CR Brathwaite 2018-2018 4 4 14.4 0 108 6 1/6
SPD Smith 2011-2014 26 6 18 0 145 6 1/7
PJ Cummins 2012-2012 6 6 24 0 187 6 1/6
SR Watson 2012-2012 3 3 11 0 83 5 1/6
JM Bird 2015-2018 14 14 47 1 402 5 1/7
IA Moran 2012-2012 5 3 9 0 77 4 1/7
JK Lalor 2012-2014 6 6 21 1 169 4 1/7
LA Doran 2014-2014 4 4 8 0 69 3 1/7
DJ Thornely 2011-2013 15 7 14 0 116 3 1/7
WER Somerville 2016-2018 7 7 22 0 158 3 1/6
JM Mennie 2016-2016 2 2 3 1 36 2 1/11
MJ North 2013-2014 8 5 10 0 65 2 1/5
RS Bopara 2013-2014 5 5 14 0 111 2 1/6
MJ Cosgrove 2013-2014 3 1 1 0 10 1 1/9
JL Denly 2018-2018 4 2 4 0 23 1 1/4
SMSM Senanayake 2013-2013 2 2 8 2 38 1 1/3
HTRY Thornton 2017-2017 1 1 4 0 40 1 10
DJ Bravo 2011-2012 4 3 6 0 55 1 1/8
TL Lawford 2015-2015 3 3 7 0 60 1 1/7
BMAJ Mendis 2012-2012 4 3 10 0 73 1 1/6
SP Narine 2012-2012 5 5 20 0 136 1 1/5
CT Tremlett 2014-2014 1 1 1 0 9 0 9
SJC Keen 2015-2015 1 1 1 0 10 0 10
TA Copeland 2014-2014 1 1 2 0 16 0 8
NJ Maddinson 2011-2018 61 2 2 0 23 0 11.5
MW Edwards 2018-2018 1 1 3 0 31 0 10.33

 

Most dismissals as wicketkeeper for Sydney Sixers:

 

Player Span Mat Inns Dismissals Ct Stumping
BJ Haddin 2011-2017 32 32 29 24 5
RGL Carters 2014-2016 14 11 15 15 0
DLR Smith 2012-2014 13 10 13 8 5
PM Nevill 2011-2018 17 16 11 8 3
SW Billings 2016-2018 11 1 1 0 1

 

Current squad of Sydney Sixers:

 

Sean Abbott
Justin Avendano
Tom Curran (OS)
Ben Dwarshuis
Joe Denly (OS)
Jack Edwards
Mickey Edwards
Dan Fallins
Moises Henriques
Daniel Hughes
Nathan Lyon
Peter Nevill
Stephen O’Keefe
Josh Philippe
Lloyd Pope
Jordan Silk
Henry Thornton
Greg West

 

*Stats and squad updated before the start of BBL 2018-19