The Sydney Sixers will go in search of their first win of the WBBL season when they go head-to-head with the Melbourne Stars and the Perth Scorchers.
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Public entry is free as the Sixers take on the Stars in two clashes at Drummoyne Oval on Friday and Saturday, with both games beginning at 2:30pm.
The Sixers will then turn their attention to a rematch with the Perth Scorchers in a history-making double header on Sunday at the SCG, before the men’s side host Hobart.
Right arm medium bowler Sarah Aley is one of the most experienced players in the Sixers squad, and played a starring role in NSW’s charge to the WNCL Final. Aley picked up the vital wicket of Meg Lanning on her way to figures of 3 for 21 from seven overs.
Stars opening batter Lanning has proved her worth in the early stages of the competition, having registered scores of 90 and 75 in two games.
“Obviously Meg is the key wicket for the Stars,” said Sixers bowler Kara Sutherland. “If she does get going, we’ve got to figure out a way to stop her.”
Scorchers’ import Katherine Brunt is a devastating opening bowler that can also hold her own with the bat. The English international has taken five wickets in two games, and will be looking to make a dent in the Sixers top order on the SCG.
18-year-old off-spinning all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner proved to be a handy inclusion in the last clash with the Scorchers, scoring a crucial 23 to help the Sixers back into the contest. Keep an eye on the youngster to play a huge role this weekend
English international Nat Sciver is a dangerous all-rounder that can take the game away from the opposition with both bat and ball. Sciver has scored 62 runs and taken four wickets in the competition’s early stages.
Scorchers opener Ellyse Villani shapes as Perth’s player to keep an eye on. One of the most destructive batters in world cricket on her day, one would think it is only a matter of time before she posts a big score.
It has been a tough start to the competition for the Sixers, who will be hungry to secure their first victory this weekend.
“It’s obviously been a pretty disappointing start to the season for us, but we’re pretty confident in our ability as a squad to turn that around this weekend,” said Kara Sutherland.
The Stars remain unbeaten after their opening two games of the tournament, largely off the bat of Meg Lanning.
The Scorchers have picked up two wins from their first three games, with one of those coming against the Sixers.
Entry to Friday and Saturday’s games at Drummoyne Oval is free, with a free kids clinic on prior to Saturday’s match. Both games get underway at 2:30pm. The Sixers then host a massive double-header at the SCG on Sunday, with gates opening at 11:30am, with the first ball to be bowled at 11:40am. A ticket to the game is required for the match at the SCG, with a BBL ticket allowing entry to both matches on Sunday.
Can’t make it to the ground? Tune in to Channel Ten for live coverage of Sunday’s match!
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