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McGlashan: Sixers ready to lift again for Finals

31 January 2018

Sydney Sixers New Zealand international Sara McGlashan believes it is vital the Sixers look to stay fresh ahead of their semi-final against the Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.

The Sixers wrapped-up a gruelling 14-match WBBL regular season with back-to-back wins against the South Australian outfit at Hurstville Oval last weekend.

While the temptation may be there to spend extra hours on the training paddock ahead of Friday’s clash, McGlashan believes it is equally as important to ensure there is no lingering fatigue from the regular season.

“Nothing really changes. If anything you just want to make sure you’re fresh so you might ease up on a few things with the fitness and in terms of quantity of work you’re doing,” McGlashan said.

“It’s been like that throughout the season where we’ve had a few stints of three games in four days, so this isn’t too different.

“We had a good hit out yesterday and now we’re just looking forward to getting stuck in on Friday.”

McGlashan said the Sixers would take confidence from their recent performances against the Strikers.

“Obviously when you get to the Finals, what’s happened before doesn’t really matter anymore,” McGlashan said.

“But in terms of confidence going into the game, it’s good to be in that position.

“It’s always good to have a bit of Finals experience as well, but I think cricket is a great game in the sense you never know what situation might present itself, so the challenge for us is to be able to adapt to that.”

The Sixers take on the Strikers for a spot in the WBBL Big Final at 2:40pm ACDT on Friday and Sixers fans can watch live on Channel 10.