After the season that was, the time has come for the Sixers to crown their Player of the Tournament for BBL|05! The winner will be announced this Friday night at the Steve Waugh and Belinda Clark Medal.
This was a tough season for the Sixers who struggled to field their strongest line-up for most of the competition.
An opening round loss to the Thunder was followed by big wins over the Hurricanes and Renegades, but from there the team was hampered by injury with Moises Henriques, Stephen O’Keefe, Brad Haddin and Nic Maddinson all missing matches.
International duty also meant that Nathan Lyon was limited to just a few appearances, while Josh Hazlewood and Steve Smith were unavailable for selection during the break in the Australian team’s schedule.
The fans never gave up hope either with their final game at the SCG setting a new record for the largest crowd at a domestic cricket match in NSW.
Finalists: Sydney Sixers BBL05 Player of the Tournament
Ben Dwarshuis: Young Ben Dwarshuis is developing into a very useful T20 player. His first match in BBL05 was against Adelaide where he took season best figures of 3-25 in the New Year’s Eve thriller at Adelaide Oval. He finished the competition with five wickets from four matches, whilst also holding down the number 6 spot in the batting line up.
Brad Haddin: Returning to the Sixers after retiring from International cricket, Brad Haddin hit 200 runs at 33.33 with two half-centuries. The first of those was a thrilling 72 runs from 45 balls against the Hobart Hurricanes at the SCG.
Moises Henriques: Moises Henriques scored 114 runs at 57.00 in three matches for the Sixers before being injured. This included a top score of 62 which helped the Sixers get home in a thrilling chase against the Renegades. He was 41 not out against the Stars when he was forced to retire hurt.
Michael Lumb: The Sixers leading run scorer in BBL05, Michael Lumb scored 253 runs at 31.62 to finish in the top 10 leading batsmen for the tournament. His 63 against the Renegades was the catalyst for his team chasing down 174 runs to win at Etihad Stadium.