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Sixers squad named for second Sydney Smash

21 January 2021

The Sixers have named a 19-player squad for the second Sydney Smash of BBL|10, buoyed by the return of Sean Abbott and Moises Henriques.

Due to border restrictions and related impacts, the Sydney Sixers host Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval on Friday night with the men in magenta seeking to make it a perfect record against their local rivals this season.

The Sixers won the first edition of the Smash at Canberra’s Manuka Oval by five wickets on January 13.

 

Henriques and Abbott formed an integral part of Australia's white ball team for the series' against India late last year before travelling with the Test squad throughout the summer. The Sixers squad will be trimmed to 13 players and the final 11 and captain announced at the bat flip.

If selected, Dan Christian will also become the first player to play 100 BBL matches. Sixers left-arm quick Ben Dwarshuis has also been declared fit for the Sydney Smash after recovering from a groin strain.

Heading into the clash, the Sixers lead the competition by eight points with the Perth Scorchers in equal second.

Thunder are fighting for a place in the Finals, currently equal fourth, with the top five qualifying.

v. Sydney Thunder

18 matches. 12 wins, 6 losses.

Dwarshuis believes the wickets of Thunder openers Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales are a real key to victory.

“They have got them off to some really hot starts in the past which has set them up for some wins,” he said.

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder - Friday January 22 @ Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

# Player Name Last Name
77 Sean Abbott
32 Justin Avendano
24 Jake Ball
45 Nick Bertus
33 Jackson Bird
26 Carlos Brathwaite
54 Daniel Christian
27 Ben Dwarshuis
18 Jack Edwards
21 Moises Henriques
16 Daniel Hughes
50 Hayden Kerr
46 Ben Manenti
72 Stephen O'Keefe
22 Josh Philippe
7 Lloyd Pope
28 Gurinder Sandhu
14 Jordan Silk
9 James Vince