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:
|Carlos Brathwaite||32||Cricket West Indies||All-rounders|
|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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