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Fallins keen to replicate idols

13 November 2018

New signing Daniel Fallins has revealed he was a Sixers junior Member during the club's inaugural season.

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Fallins said he had vivid memories of supporting the club back in BBL|01.

“I remember bugging Mum to pay the $30 to get the card, the lanyard and the pink squishy ball. I remember coming along to the SCG and seeing guys like Stuart MacGill and Brett Lee do their thing. I’m excited to do the same!”

When he spoke to Sixers TV on Friday afternoon, he spoke of his excitement at receiving the call-up to the squad for the coming season.

“It’s awesome to be a part of the Sixers this year. It’s a wonderful setup, and a team I’ve watched for many years – it’s going to be great”

Fallins won’t be a foreign name for BBL fanatics, he was signed last year with the Melbourne Stars, and played in a Melbourne Derby against the Renegades, as well as against the team he now is signed with – the Sydney Sixers.

“Going interstate and playing with the Stars was a good experience. It was good to go and play with guys outside the {NSW} setup who I didn’t really know. We got to play in front of some massive crowds down in Melbourne – and I’m excited to come home and do the same here.”

The signing caps off a wonderful season for Fallins, who debuted for the NSW Sheffield Shield side, off the back of his maiden first class five wicket haul, which he took against England late last year.

He says exposure at the first-class level has changed him as a bowler.

“Playing Sheffield Shield has been a great experience. It’s useful to play as many pressure games as I can, and to bowl against quality batsmen. In Melbourne I bowled to guys like Peter Handscomb and Cameron White, and that really helps me get better as a bowler.”

You can catch Daniel Fallins and all the Sixers when they open their campaign against the Perth Scorchers on the 22nd of December at the SCG.