Big Bash League preview: Sydney Sixers team guide

The defending champions are aiming to retain their title in the tenth season of the BBL.

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The Sydney Sixers had an excellent run during BBL|09, finishing second after the regular season. They made it to the final where they beat Melbourne Stars, winning by 19 runs. With two titles under their belt, the team is eager to keep up the good work in the months to come.

Consequently, the Sixers looked to strengthen their team – and they did just that by bringing in renowned T20 all-rounder Dan Christian from the Renegades. Needless to say, all eyes will be on them as BBL|10 kicks off.

How to watch Sydney Sixers BBL matches

Cricket fans can watch matches of the Sydney Sixers live and free. While some games are on Channel 7, only Kayo Sports and Foxtel have all matches live, courtesy of Fox Cricket. For more details, you can take a look at our guide on how to watch the BBL.

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Sydney Sixers schedule

The Sydney Sixers start the new Big Bash League season in the curtain-raiser against Hobart Hurricanes on Thursday 10 December. Here are the team's upcoming fixtures for BBL|10:

Date Match Venue Time (AEDT) Where to watch
Thursday, 10 December 2020 Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Blundstone Arena 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 13 December 2020 Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades Blundstone Arena 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 20 December 2020 Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Blundstone Arena 11:10 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 26 December 2020 Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Metricon Stadium 8:20 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Metricon Stadium 5:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 2 January 2021 Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers TBC 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 3 January 2021 Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 6 January 2021 Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 10 January 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 16 January 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers TBC 6:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Friday, 22 January 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 24 January 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers TBC 7:50 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7

Sydney Sixers squad

Sixers fans will be happy to know that West Indian star Carlos Brathwaite will return to the club for the new season. Here's how the squad looks ahead of BBL|10:

Player Age Country Position
James Vince 29 England Batsmen
Jordan Silk 28 Australia Batsmen
Daniel Hughes 31 Australia Batsmen
Justin Avendano 27 Australia Batsmen
Jack Edwards 20 Australia All-rounders
Carlos Brathwaite 32 Cricket West Indies All-rounders
Moises Henriques 33 Australia All-rounders
Ben Manenti 23 Australia All-rounders
Hayden Kerr 24 Australia All-rounders
Peter Nevill 35 Australia Wicket-keepers
Josh Philippe 23 Australia Wicket-keepers
Henry Thornton 23 Australia Pace bowlers
Ben Dwarshuis 26 Australia Pace bowlers
Jackson Bird 33 Australia Pace bowlers
Josh Hazlewood 29 Australia Pace bowlers
Tom Curran 25 England Pace bowlers
Sean Abbott 28 Australia Pace bowlers
Mickey Edwards 25 Australia Pace bowlers
Lloyd Pope 21 Australia Spin bowlers
Daniel Fallins 25 Australia Spin bowlers
Nathan Lyon 32 Australia Spin bowlers
Steve O'Keefe 35 Australia Spin bowlers

Sydney Sixers history

The Sydney Sixers won the inaugural edition of the BBL. They were also runners-up twice, during BBL|04 and BBL|06. They won their second title last year.

The Sixers play their home games at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Greg Shipperd is the team's coach, while Moises Henriques is team captain.

Being from the same city, the Sixers share a rivalry with the Thunder, with the Sydney Smash gathering impressive crowds every time.

Image source: Sydney Sixers website

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