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Hazlewood named in squad to face Strikers

04 January 2020

The Sydney Sixers have announced a 13-player squad for their seventh match of BBL|09 - the game against the Adelaide Strikers, to be played at C.ex Coffs International Stadium tomorrow night.

Josh Hazlewood Press Conference at C.ex Coffs International Stadium

There are two changes to the group that defeated the Melbourne Renegades at Marvel Stadium on Thursday night.

Test seam bowler Josh Hazlewood returns to magenta for the first time since BBL|03, replacing Mickey Edwards, while skipper Moises Henriques is replaced by Justin Avendano.

Henriques left Coffs Harbour earlier this afternoon to return to Sydney for the pending birth of his first child with wife Krista.

"I am extremely nervous, excited, concerned and worried," Henriques said of his dash back to be with his wife.

"I don't want to miss my child's birth. I don't like the thought of my wife being on her own during the experience of labour so I am in a massive rush to get home.

"But I am very excited about the prospect of becoming a father."

Henriques said he had every confidence in the Sixers squad to perform without him, under the leadership of stand in captain Daniel Hughes.

"In terms of the team, they'll be absolutely fine," he said.

"We have 11 leaders every time we step on the field for the Sixers so I know they'll all stand up in these back to back games against the Strikers."

Sydney Sixers squad to face Adelaide Strikers on Sunday 5/1/20:-

- Justin Avendano (32) 
- Jackson Bird (33)
- Tom Curran (59)
- Ben Dwarshuis (27)
- Jack Edwards (18)
- Josh Hazlewood (38)
- Dan Hughes (c) (16)
- Ben Manenti (46)
- Steve O'Keefe (72)
- Josh Philippe (22)
- Lloyd Pope (7)
- Jordan Silk (14)
- James Vince (9)

Match details
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers
Sunday 5 January, 1840 (Sydney time)
C.ex Coffs International Stadium