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Canberra hosts Sydney Smash

12 January 2021

The Sixers take on the Thunder in the 18th Sydney Smash on Wednesday night.

Wednesday’s Sydney Smash in Canberra will take on extra importance with the Sixers and Thunder, first and second respectively on the BBL|10 ladder, fighting for a double chance in the Finals.

Each club has five matches of the regular season remaining and finishing in the top two spots gives those teams a guaranteed second chance in the five-team Finals series.

“It’s an important game for both teams. We will be playing for top spot on the ladder,” said Daniel Hughes who continues as acting skipper for Moises Henriques while on Test duty.

“It’s always a tight game against the Thunder, we’re looking forward to it. It will be a good challenge for us to see where we are at in the tournament.”

Hughes played 13 matches for the Thunder between 2013 and 2015. He has scored 311 runs at an average of 62.2 against the men in lime green and has tallied 264 runs at an average of 33 this season including a career best 96.

v. Sydney Thunder

17 matches. 11 wins, six losses (one of those wins was a now famous Super Over victory at the SCG during BBL|09)

BBL|09 - Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder - Super Over win
 
 

Sydney Thunder played their first five games of BBL|10 at Manuka Oval in Canberra due to the restructured draw caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

This will be just the second BBL match the Sixers have played at Manuka Oval, the other being the BBL|04 Final loss to the Perth Scorchers and Brett Lee’s final match.

 

The 18-player Sixers squad will be trimmed to 13 players and the final 11 announced at the bat flip.

Of this squad, only Nick Bertus and Tom Rogers are yet to make their Sixers debut.

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder in the Sydney Smash - Wednesday January 13 @ Manuka Oval, Canberra

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Player Name

Last Name

32

Justin

Avendano

24

Jake

Ball

45

Nick

Bertus

33

Jackson

Bird

26

Carlos

Brathwaite

54

Daniel

Christian

27

Ben

Dwarshuis

18

Jack

Edwards

16

Daniel

Hughes ©

50

Hayden

Kerr

46

Ben

Manenti

72

Stephen

O'Keefe

22

Josh

Philippe

7

Lloyd

Pope

6

Tom

Rogers

28

Gurinder

Sandhu

14

Jordan

Silk

9

James

Vince