Although NSW is winless in the competition so far, the Sixers players have undoubtedly shown their potential in each game. The team started their campaign in Perth against WA at the WACA. Sixers development player Jack Edwards looked in great touch with 32 runs off 39 balls. He smacked 4 fours and a six in the match. Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques and Stephen O’Keefe all took a key wicket in the match.
Their second match in Perth against SA saw our Sixers opener Daniel Hughes top score for NSW with 79 runs off 98 balls. Hughes was looking in great knick before being run out by Adam Zampa. Jack Edwards continued to show promise with a knock of 42 runs (52 balls) and smashed four boundaries. Sixers paceman Sean Abbott took the key wicket of Alex Carey and Mickey Edwards picked up two wickets in the match.
The NSW team returned to home soil to play Victoria at North Sydney Oval. Abbott lead from the front with five wickets off his 10 overs. His first wicket came from the first ball of the match. Ben Dwarshuis returned to the team and picked up two wickets including big hitter Glenn Maxwell. Henriques returned to form with a handy 77 runs (67 balls) and belted the white ball around the ground with 4 fours and 6 sixes.
Sixers batsman Jordan Silk has batted extremely well for Tasmania in their two victories in week one. Silk has scored a total of 108 runs so far which included a knock of 85 runs (90 balls) against Queensland where he smashed nine boundaries in the match.
All our Sixers players will be going head-to-head today as NSW takes on Tasmania at North Sydney Oval. The match starts at 2pm and will also be broadcasted on Fox Cricket.
Sixers international batsman Joe Denly has also been selected for England’s Test squad to tour to Sri Lanka in November. Denly has been in unbelievable form following BBL|07 which included being named Kent’s most valuable player in the domestic T20 tournament in England.