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Perry ready for title charge

01 February 2018

Sydney Sixers captain Ellyse Perry and the team is set for the big semi-final clash against the Adelaide Strikers tomorrow at the Adelaide Oval.

After a victorious weekend at Hurstville Oval against the Strikers last weekend, Perry says the team is still wary of their opponents heading into the semi-final battle.

“I think we see them as a very dangerous side and we thought that last weekend when we came up against them at Hurstville and certainly no different tomorrow. They’ve got a number of really powerful players and great weapons.”

“I think their bowling attack is really strong. They’ve got different variety throughout their attack. Someone like Suzie (Bates), whose achieved so much in the game, obviously leads very well from the front. It’s going to be a really tough match for us but I think we’re looking forward to the challenge as well.”

Despite never losing a game against the Strikers in the WBBL series, Perry is adamant that this doesn’t change the team’s focus or adds any sort of pressure on their finals campaign.

“I don’t think there’s extra pressure. To be honest, when we set out from the start of this competition, our goal was to win it again. We’ve had that expectation and pressure from ourselves the whole way through the comp and we’re two games away from that.

“We’ve still got a lot to go and some big challenges in front of us but I think everyone’s kind of really looking forward to that and more than anything, we’re really pleased to have made it back in the semis for the third year and to be in this position to hopefully have another go at the title.”

The Sixers play the Strikers tomorrow at 2:40pm.