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|League||Big Bash League|
|Home ground||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|BBL wins||1 (BBL01)|
|CLT20 wins||1 (2012)|
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. The Sixers play at Sydney Cricket Ground in the south-eastern area of the inner city while the Thunder play out of Spotless Stadium further west. The inaugural coach was Trevor Bayliss and Dominic Remond is the General Manager. The Sixers' inaugural captain is Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin. Both Steve Smith and Moises Henriques have also spent time captaining the team.
Twenty20 cricket, sometimes written Twenty-20, and often abbreviated to T20, is a short form of cricket. At the professional level, it was originally introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2003 for the inter-county competition in England and Wales. In a Twenty20 game the two teams have a single innings each, which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs. Together with first-class and List A cricket, Twenty20 is one of the three current forms of cricket recognised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as being at the highest international or domestic level. A typical Twenty20 game is completed in about three hours, with each innings lasting around 90 minutes and an official 10 minute break between the innings. This is much shorter than previously-existing forms of the game, and is closer to the timespan of other popular team sports. It was introduced to create a fast-paced form of the game which would be attractive to spectators at the ground and viewers on television.
The Big Bash League (BBL) is an Australian professional Twenty20 cricket league, which was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia. The Big Bash League replaced the previous competition, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, and features eight city-based franchises instead of the six state teams which had participated previously. The competition has been sponsored by fast food chicken outlet KFC since its inception. It is one of the two T20 cricket, alongside the Indian Premier League, to feature amongst the Top 10 Most Attended Sport Leagues in the world.
The Sydney Thunder are an Australian professional cricket team, competing in Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League. The team's home ground is Sydney Showground Stadium, known as Spotless Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park. Their team uniform is lime green. Thunder won the fifth edition of Big Bash, as well as the inaugural Women's Big Bash League.
Competing in the inaugural Big Bash League, the Sydney Sixers went on to win the tournament. After finishing third in the regular season games, the Sixers defeated the Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-final at Bellerive Oval. This facilitated a show-down with the Perth Scorchers in the final. They defeated the Scorchers on 28 January 2012, at the WACA Ground, thus becoming the inaugural champions of the Big Bash League.
The Hobart Hurricanes are an Australian professional men's T20 cricket team based in Tasmania, Australia. They compete in Australia's domestic T20 cricket competition known as The Big Bash League, which is a league where many international players compete. Their team represents Hobart. The Hurricanes play their home matches at Blundstone Arena. The Hurricanes wear a purple cricket uniform.
Bellerive Oval is a cricket and Australian rules football ground located in Bellerive, a suburb on the eastern shore of Hobart, Tasmania. It is the only venue in Tasmania which hosts international cricket matches, and has a spectator capacity of 19,500.
The Perth Scorchers is an Australian domestic Twenty20 cricket team representing Perth in the Big Bash League (BBL).
As a result of their successful Big Bash League grand final win, the Sixers competed for the first time in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament. The tournament was held in October 2012 in South Africa. Again, the Sixers made history by winning this tournament on their first attempt. The Sixers were top of their group going into the finals of the tournament. They went on to defeat the Nashua Titans in the semi-finals and then the Highveld Lions in the final of the tournament to be crowned champions.
The Champions League Twenty20, also referred to as the CLT20, was an annual international Twenty20 Cricket competition played between the top domestic teams from major cricketing nations. The competition was launched in 2008 with the first edition held in October 2009. It was jointly owned by the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa, and was chaired by N. Srinivasan, who was also the chairman of the ICC. Sundar Raman was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the CLT20 as well as the IPL.
The bizhub Highveld Lions is the name used by the combined Central Gauteng Lions cricket team and North West first class cricket teams in South Africa.
The Sydney Sixers were created when the decision was made to move away from state representative teams to city-based teams for the domestic Twenty20 competition. It is believed that this move was to align its structure with that of India and South Africa, where their domestic teams are based around cities. This was an important factor for the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 tournament, where those three nations were founding members. It was decided that there would be two teams from Sydney, two teams from Melbourne, and one from each other capital city for an eight team competition. The names Sixers (and Thunder for cross-city rivals) were decided upon by Cricket NSW. Other names considered for the two teams were Rocks and Edge.
Cricket NSW is an Australian sporting association that administers cricket in New South Wales. It is based at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The New South Wales Blues, the Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers are a part of the association.
The Sydney Sixers were chosen to host the first game of the new and exciting format of the BBL. The game was played on December 16, 2011 at the historical Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) against the Brisbane Heat. The Sixers lost the toss and restricted the Heat to 8/139 from their allotted 20 overs. Stuart MacGill showed his class, coming out of retirement for this tournament, to end with the best figures from a Sixers bowler with 2/21. The Sixers easily chased down the runs with 8 balls to spare with skipper and opening batsmen Brad Haddin earning the Player of the Match award. The Sixers then traveled down to Hobart and were dominated by the Hurricanes in a 42-run defeat. Phil Jaques and Travis Birt amassing a 107 wicket partnership, with Birt the Player of the Match.Upon returning home, a standout performance with the bat from West Indian import Dwayne Bravo assured the win for the Sixers with 51 runs as the Melbourne Stars fell 2 runs short in an exciting run chase. The Sixers then lost on the road to the Melbourne Renegades before picking up away wins against Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers. The Sixers then battled-out a hard fought win against the Perth Scorchers at home. After losing a couple of early wickets, Steve Smith smacked a quickfire 51 before the Sixers lost 5/8 in the final two overs to be bowled out for 176. In the end this was enough as the Scorchers failed to achieve the target by one run. The stunning spell of swing by Mitchell Starc earned him the Player of the Match.
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is a sports stadium in Sydney, Australia. It is used for Test, One Day International and Twenty20 cricket, as well as Australian rules football, rugby league football, rugby union, and association football. It is the home ground for the New South Wales Blues cricket team, the Sydney Sixers of the Big Bash League, the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby League, the NSW Waratahs of Super Rugby and the Sydney Swans Australian Football League club. It is owned and operated by the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust that also manages the Sydney Football Stadium located next door. Until the 44,000 seat Football Stadium opened in 1988, the Sydney Cricket Ground was the major rugby league venue in Sydney.
The Brisbane Heat are an Australian men's professional twenty20 cricket team that competes in the Big Bash League. The Heat wears a teal uniform and are based in Brisbane in the Australian state Queensland. Their home ground is the Brisbane Cricket Ground.
Stuart Charles Glyndwr MacGill is an Australian former cricketer who played 44 Tests and 3 ODIs. He is a right-arm leg spin bowler, who has been credited with having the best strike rate of any modern leg-spin bowler, but he did not have a regular place in the Australian Test team due to the dominance of Shane Warne in the position of sole spinner. His bowling was slightly slower through the air than Warne's, but he was a prodigious turner of the ball.
In-form after three consecutive wins to close out the regular season, the Sixers went on to win against the Hurricanes in Hobart. Sydney were able to put on a par-score after winning the toss (6/153, Nic Maddinson – 68 runs). A good spell of bowling from Brett Lee (2/22) and Ian Moran at the death ensured the Sixers would reach the final. The Sixers went on to win the inaugural 2011–12 Big Bash League (BBL), defeating the Perth Scorchers at the WACA Ground. Again Lee (2/21) lead the Sixers attack as they were able to restrict Perth to 8/156. Moises Henriques guided the innings, scoring 70 runs to make light work of the run-chase. The Sixers winning with 7 balls to spare.
Nicolas James Maddinson is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman who plays for the Victoria in Australian domestic cricket and is signed to the Melbourne Stars in the KFC T20 Big Bash League. He has also represented Australia at both Test and T20 levels. He had previously played for New South Wales in domestic cricket.
Brett Lee is an Australian former international cricketer, who played all three formats of the game. During his international career, Lee was recognised as one of fastest bowlers in the world and one of the best limited overs fast bowlers.
Ian Anthony Moran is an Australian cricketer who has played List A cricket for Scotland and Twenty20 cricket for New South Wales, the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder.
By winning the inaugural 2011–12 Big Bash League, the Sixers earned the right to compete in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 tournament. The Sixers were drawn into Group B along with the Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians (India – Indian Premier League), Yorkshire (England – Twenty20 Cup) and Highveld Lions. The Sixers cruised through the Group Stage without too many difficulties. The batters blasted the Super Kings out of the park scoring 185/5 with the bowlers backing them up to win by 12 runs. Mitchell Starc tore through Yorkshire (96/9) to which the Sixers surpassed in 8.5 overs. The Sixers were able to overcome the Lions humble score (137/9) with and over to spare before making it four-from-four with an easy 12-run win over the Indians.
Their semi-final match against the Titans proved much more challenging. The Titans amassed a modest 163/5 with the Sixers needing all twenty to overs to secure the win. On the final delivery, Pat Cummins missed the ball entirely but the batters were able to scramble home for a bye despite Cummins colliding with the bowler.The Final however, was in stark contrast. The Sixers attack, led by Josh Hazlewood bundled out the Highveld Lions for a poultry 121 runs. They only needed 12.3 to blast home the runs with Michael Lumb thumping an unbeaten 82 runs.
The Sixers season ended in bitter disappointment, winning only two games and coming second last on the ladder. Needless-to-say, they did not qualify for the finals series.
In what was effectively a very good regular season (only losing one of eight games) and coming second on the ladder the Sixers were left to rue what might have been as they were once again beaten by the Perth Scorchers in the semi-finals. 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.
The Sixers put their BBL03 campaign behind them, signing 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.
Coming up against the Strikers in Adelaide (to whom they had already lost to in the season) they were able to get the job done easily in the end. Some big hitting (Nic Maddinson – 85 runs) set up a 4/181 scoreline before the bowlers were able to rip through the Strikers batting order, all-out for 94 runs. With a very poor record against the Perth Scorchers (aside from the BBL01 Big Final victory), the Sixers opened proceedings at Manuka Oval in Canberra for the 4th edition of the "Big Final". Some early wickets made it hard going for the Sixers with skipper Moises Henriques scoring a well-made 77 (before being run-out on the final delivery). The Scorchers steadily continued to pile on the runs with wickets in hand. Needing 8 runs off the final over, Brett Lee put in arguably his best Twenty20 performance in his final game of professional cricket. His first ball was expertly paddled for runs before Lee began to sting the opposition. With three balls remaining the Scorchers were destined to win with one needed. However, Lee wouldn't go away taking back-to-back wickets. Still requiring one more run, with Lee on a hat-trick, Yasir Arafat was able to flick the ball off his pads and the batsmen were able to scamper through for a single after the throw to the bowler's end was too hard for Henriques to catch and effect the run-out which would have brought the game to a Super Over.
The Sixers finished third on the BBL ladder after eight regular season games.
In the Semi Final at the Gabba against the Brisbane Heat, captain Moises Henriques was the Player of the Match after the Sixers defeated the Heat 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.
The Sixers play in a magenta strip. While a spokesperson from Cricket NSW alluded that the team's colours may have some connection with the "Pink dollar" and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, pink was ultimately chosen for reasons more related to McGrath Foundation, and to create a "really rock star, high-profile cricket team".Orange and yellow had also been considered for the Sixers and cross-town rivals, Sydney Thunder, but Cricket NSW believed these colours were too similar to that of the Western Australian cricket team, the Wests Tigers (NRL) and the GWS Giants (AFL). Magenta, therefore, gave a unique identity for the team and attempted to create a reflection of the competition which was "new and vibrant."
|Years||Kit Manufacturers||Chest Sponsors||Breast Sponsors|
|BBL03||iinet||Nestlé Purina PetCare|
The Sydney Sixers play out of the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. The stadium will have a capacity of 48,000 when the completion of redevelopments were finished in 2014 in time for The Ashes series between Australia and England. Apart of the makeover includes new state-of-art facilities and grandstand as well as one of the biggest video screens in the southern hemisphere.The renovation is set to cost US$191 million.
The Sixers set a new domestic crowd record for cricket in New South Wales when 39,756 people attended the Sydney Smash on January 14, 2017.
|1||17 Runs (D/L)||ANZ Stadium||31,262||Mitchell Starc|
|2||7 Wickets||SCG||15,279||Brad Haddin|
|3||4 Wickets||ANZ Stadium||20,986||Daniel Hughes|
|4||6 Wickets||SCG||18,180||Nic Maddinson|
|5||8 Wickets||ANZ Stadium||25,726||Nathan Lyon|
|6||16 Runs||ANZ Stadium||32,823||Aiden Blizzard|
|7||4 Wickets||SCG||36,487||Jordan Silk|
|8||36 Runs||Spotless Stadium||18,287||Michael Hussey|
|9||46 Runs||SCG||38,456||Shane Watson|
|10||9 Wickets||Spotless Stadium||21,798||Moises Henriques|
|11||8 Wickets||SCG||39,756||Fawad Ahmed|
|12||5 Wickets||Spotless Stadium||21,589||Shane Watson|
|13||8 Wickets||SCG||36,458||Chris Green|
|14||21 Runs||Spotless Stadium||10,508||Jos Buttler|
|15||9 Wickets (D/L)||SCG||34,385||Sean Abbott|
The following squad was named for the BBL|08. Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|S/N||Name||Nat.||Date of birth (age)||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|9||James Vince||14 March 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Visa contract, International cap & replacement for Denly during series against the West Indies|
|14||Jordan Silk||13 April 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|16||Daniel Hughes||16 February 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|32||Justin Avendano||11 August 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|–||Oliver Davies||14 October 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break||Development Rookie|
|18||Jack Edwards||19 April 2000||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|21||Moises Henriques||1 February 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Captain & International Cap|
|24||Joe Denly||16 March 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Visa contract & International Cap|
|46||Ben Manenti||23 March 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Replacement for Lyon during international series against India|
|19||Peter Nevill||13 October 1985||Right-handed||–||International Cap|
|22||Josh Philippe||1 June 1997||Right-handed||–|
|6||Henry Thornton||16 December 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium|
|27||Ben Dwarshuis||23 June 1994||Left-handed||Left-arm fast medium|
|59||Tom Curran||12 March 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Visa contract & International Cap|
|76||Greg West||25 July 1994||Left-handed||Left-arm fast medium|
|77||Sean Abbott||29 February 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||International Cap|
|78||Mickey Edwards||23 December 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium|
|7||Lloyd Pope||1 December 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|42||Daniel Fallins||12 August 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|67||Nathan Lyon||20 November 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||International Cap|
|72||Steve O'Keefe||9 December 1984||Right-handed||Left-arm orthodox||International Cap|
Correct as at 4 February 2015
Listed in order of appearance as captain
|Season||Big Bash League||Champions League Twenty20|
|2015–16||8||2||6||0||4||–0.330||8th||—||Tournament not held|
|Chennai Super Kings||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||100.00|
|1||191/7||19.4||9.71||2nd||Brisbane Heat||The Gabba, Brisbane||BBL06 Rounds||3 Jan 2017|
|2||190/5||17.3||10.85||2nd||Melbourne Stars||SCG, Sydney||BBL07 Rounds||23 Jan 2018|
|3||186/7||20.0||9.30||1st||Hobart Hurricanes||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||BBL05 Rounds||20 Dec 2015|
|4||185/5||20.0||9.25||1st||Chennai Super Kings||New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg||2012 CLT20 Group Stage||14 Oct 2012|
|5||181/4||20.0||9.05||1st||Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||BBL04 Semi-final||24 Jan 2015|
|6||180/7||20.0||9.00||1st||Sydney Thunder||Stadium Australia, Sydney||BBL04 Rounds||27 Dec 2014|
|7||179/6||20.0||8.95||1st||Hobart Hurricanes||SCG, Sydney||BBL03 Rounds||15 Jan 2014|
|8||176||20.0||8.80||1st||Perth Scorchers||SCG, Sydney||BBL01 Rounds||18 Jan 2012|
|9||176/5||20.0||8.80||1st||Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||BBL05 Rounds||31 Dec 2015|
|10||174/7||18.5||9.32||2nd||Melbourne Renegades||Docklands Stadium, Melbourne||BBL05 Rounds||23 Dec 2015|
|1||99/9||20.0||4.95||1st||Sydney Thunder||SCG, Sydney||BBL06 Rounds||14 Jan 2017|
|2||99||17.3||5.65||2nd||Perth Scorchers||SCG, Sydney||BBL04 Rounds||29 Dec 2017|
|3||104||18.2||5.67||2nd||Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||BBL06 Rounds||31 Dec 2016|
|4||111/8||20.0||5.55||1st||Melbourne Renegades||Simonds Stadium, Geelong||BBL07 Rounds||3 Jan 2018|
|5||112/8||20.0||5.60||1st||Perth Scorchers||W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth||BBL05 Rounds||2 Jan 2016|
|6||113/9||20.0||5.65||1st||Perth Scorchers||SCG, Sydney||BBL02 Rounds||16 Dec 2012|
|7||122||19.5||6.15||2nd||Sydney Thunder||Sydney Showground, Sydney||BBL05 Rounds||17 Dec 2015|
|8||123/9||20.0||6.15||2nd||Melbourne Stars||SCG, Sydney||BBL03 Rounds||29 Dec 2013|
|9||127/9||20.0||6.35||2nd||Hobart Hurricanes||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||BBL01 Rounds||21 Dec 2011|
|10||135/6||20.0||6.75||1st||Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||BBL02 Rounds||23 Dec 2012|
|Nic Maddinson||85||48||Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide||BBL04 Semi-final||24 Jan 2015|
|Daniel Hughes||85||55||Brisbane Heat||Brisbane||BBL06 Rounds||3 Jan 2017|
|Nic Maddinson||84*||54||Melbourne Renegades||SCG, Sydney||BBL04 Rounds||19 Dec 2014|
|Michael Lumb||82*||42||Highveld Lions||Johannesburg||2012 CLT20 Final||28 Oct 2012|
|Michael Lumb||80||61||Melbourne Stars||MCG, Melbourne||BBL04 Rounds||5 Jan 2015|
Minimum 10 innings
Minimum 100 balls faced
|Sean Abbott||4.0||5/16||Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||BBL06||31 December 2016|
|Nathan Lyon||5/23||Hobart Hurricanes||SCG, Sydney||BBL05||20 December 2015|
|Sean Abbott||4/11||Brisbane Heat||BBL07||18 January 2018|
|Daniel Sams||4/14||Sydney Thunder||Spotless Stadium, Sydney||19 December 2017|
|Nathan Lyon||4/23||Brisbane Heat||The Gabba, Brisbane||BBL06||25 January 2017|
|1st||124*||Michael Lumb & Brad Haddin||Highveld Lions||Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg||28 Oct 2012|
|2nd||115*||Daniel Hughes & Moises Henriques||Sydney Thunder||Spotless Stadium, Sydney||20 Dec 2016|
|3rd||101||Michael Lumb & Moises Henriques||Melbourne Renegades||Etihad Stadium, Melbourne||23 Dec 2015|
|4th||69||Michael Lumb & Jordan Silk||Melbourne Stars||MCG, Melbourne||5 Jan 2015|
|5th||98||Moises Henriques & Ryan Carters||Perth Scorchers||Manuka Oval, Canberra||28 Jan 2015|
|6th||71*||Brad Haddin & Johan Botha||Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||31 Dec 2015|
|7th||59||Johan Botha & Sean Abbott||Melbourne Stars||MCG, Melbourne||21 Jan 2017|
|8th||48||Steve O'Keefe & Sean Abbott||Perth Scorchers||SCG, Sydney||23 Dec 2017|
|9th||48||Jordan Silk & Nathan Lyon||Adelaide Strikers||SCG, Sydney||14 Jan 2015|
|10th||21*||Brett Lee & Luke Feldman||Perth Scorchers||SCG, Sydney||16 Dec 2012|
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