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Sixers WBBL squad form guide

25 January 2019

Sydney Sixers WBBL head coach gives us the low-down on each member of our squad ahead of tomorrow's WBBL Final clash with the Brisbane Heat

Ellyse Perry: Everyone knows what Pez can do on the field but it is her contribution off the field that is just as valuable to the group. A true leader in every sense of the word.

Alyssa Healy: Another player that everyone knows. Apart from her obvious skills with bat and gloves, Midge is our social leader and the prankster of the team. I wouldn’t trade her for anyone.

Ash Gardner: Ash is ready to explode. Showed how good she is at the World Cup in the West Indies last year. One of the cleanest hitters in the women’s game and a gun in the outfield.

Erin Burns: Her contribution to the big run out in our semi-final last week is everything that typifies Burnsy – athletic, skilled and determined. She doesn’t get as many plaudits as she deserves but she’s a star.

Sara McGlashan: Macca sets the tone for us in the field with her chat and her performance. Hasn’t had the chance to bat much this year but you can trust her with your life.

Dane van Niekerk: Another who brings so much to this team, both on and off the field. Her innings last week in the semi, when we needed it most, showed exactly what this team is about – stepping up when required.

Marizanne Kapp: What a strike weapon. She is as fiery on the pitch as she is quiet off it. If I could choose any player in the competition to lead our attack it would be Kappie.

Lauren Smith: The quiet achiever of the group but as competitive as anyone you will meet. Don’t be fooled by her stature because she is massive on heart. A gun in the field and took the catch of the summer late last year.

Sarah Aley: Mitsy is professionalism personified and her calming influence on the younger players is so important to this playing group. No one knows just how hard she has worked to stay on the field this summer.

Hayley Silver-Holmes: The future. Not many 15-year-olds could walk into such an established and accomplished group and make a contribution, but Hayley has. She has taken five catches, some of them very important ones, to illustrate her maturity.

Lauren Cheatle: I reckon Cheats is the best left arm pace bowler in the competition and has a big future at the highest level. Works hard in the outfield and it’s been great to see her get through a season without major injury.

Tahlia Wilson: Tahlia does everything with a smile on her face and that rubs off on everyone involved with the Sixers. She’s very handy with the bat and behind the stumps and in Midge and Pez has some great role models that she soaks up lessons from.

Carly Leeson: Hasn’t had much opportunity in the starting 11 this year but she has turned up every day at training and on game day ready to perform at her best. Every squad needs players like this.

Jodie Hicks: Hicksy joined us part way through the season and immediately added some energy and enthusiasm to the team. She has been unbelievable combining her commitments with the Sixers to those with GWS in the AFLW competition.

Stella Campbell: Stella is another teenager with a big future. She hasn’t made her debut yet but like the other younger players she has trained as though she will be ready if and when called upon.

Clara Iemma: Despite being ruled out for the season after our fifth game Clara has still turned up to training and games and done everything she can to help the rest of the team prepare.