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Edwards not taking BBL debut for granted

07 January 2018

Sydney Sixers fast bowler Mickey Edwards made his BBL debut against the Melbourne Renegades in Geelong last week.

The 23-year-old said he wasn't taking the opportunity to pull on the magenta lightly after battling a load road with injuries to get to this point.

"I haven't taken any of this for granted, that's for sure," Edwards said.

"The past three year has been injury-riddled and even at the start of this year, I was coming back from a couple of injuries.

"It was so good to get out on the field and it was a very surreal experience and it's been a long time in the making"

Edwards was given the unenviable task of bowling to an in-form Aaron Finch in his first outing, but believes he learned plenty of valuable lessons from the experience.

"Coming out of that game, I felt like there were so many things to take away and learn from," Edwards said.

"There's plenty to practice on in the nets and not bowling half-volleys to Finchy is number one."

The Sixers take on the Hobart Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena on Monday and Edwards says the boys in magenta will prepare diligently in order to combat the Hurricanes' explosive top order batting.

"They've got guys like D'Arcy Short whose been in a bit of hot form at the moment," Edwards said.

"But we'll have our plans in place, whether it be slower balls, slower ball bumpers or wide yorkers and we'll come to a decision on the day as to how we execute that."