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Sixers taking nothing for granted ahead of semi-final

31 January 2018

Sydney Sixers strike weapon Sarah Aley says the Sixers are taking nothing for granted ahead of Friday’s WBBL semi-final against the Adelaide Strikers.

The Sixers finished the WBBL regular season in first place after notching back-to-back wins over the Strikers on the final weekend of the season.

However, despite having the wood over their opponents in recent outings, Aley said the Sixers knew finals cricket presented a different proposition entirely.

“The finals are a totally different ball game and we expect the Strikers to be a very difficult opponent in front of their home fans,” Aley said.

“We’ll have a look at that footage from those two matches and see if our plans need to change at all.

“We’ve got a training session at Adelaide Oval on Thursday, so if we need implement any of those things we can work on them before we get out there.”

Aley said excitement levels in the Sixers camp were high ahead of Friday’s match.

“It was obviously a goal of ours at the start of the season to make sure we made it to the final four and everyone is really excited to get to Adelaide,” Aley said.

“It might give us a bit of an edge knowing we have beaten them twice this season and hopefully we can keep on a bit of a roll with that

“We had two really good games and strong performances with bat and ball so that’s something we’re looking to continue.”

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.