Edwards, aged just 18 and who recently hit the headlines to become the youngest ever player to score a century in domestic one day cricket for NSW Blues, has signed with the Sixers after joining the Club as a Rookie last season.
The 6ft 4in teenager has now set his sights on conquering the Big Bash League in magenta.
✍️ SIGNING NEWS!— Sydney Sixers (@SixersBBL) October 10, 2018
Young gun @edwards_jackk will be in Magenta for @BBL|08 🙌
He joined new host Sarah Aley and fellow guest @ahealy77 on the Sixers FM podcast to discuss his ambitions for the upcoming season.
🎧 Listen here > https://t.co/rPUwv8DTtK#smashemsixers pic.twitter.com/h9ZTrFfBdp
Edwards, who played a starring role in the U19 World Cup for Australia earlier this year, will link up with the Sixers in early December ahead of their opening BBL match against Perth Scorchers at the SCG on Saturday 22 December.
Edwards said “I’m super excited to get out there in Magenta and play in front of the big crowds at the SCG.”
Born and raised in Manly, just 18km from the Sixers home stadium, Edwards will have one very familiar face on the Sixers roster this summer, older brother Mickey.
The two brothers will be the first siblings to represent the Sydney Sixers and it’s a prospect that new signing Edwards is relishing.
“I love playing with my brother, we always aim to have good fun out there but also keep things relaxed. I’m just pumped for the summer ahead!” said Edwards.
Edwards, who has already faced the speed and skill of Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon in pre-season for NSW Blues, will be a strong candidate to open the batting for the Sixers this summer.
“I’d love too (open the batting)” was his response, when the question was put to him by Sixers WBBL teammate Sarah Aley on Sixers FM.
Jodie Hawkins, General Manager of Sydney sixers said “Jack is an incredible talent and a great guy who will add enormously to our BBL squad.”
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