Photo Credit: Sydney Sixers
The key highlights of our second BBL championship season:
- On Saturday night, 8 of the 11 on-field won their first BBL title with the Sixers. Captain Moises Henriques, Steven Smith and Stephen O’Keefe were the three players who experienced their second title success after BBL|01.
- Smith was captain for our first title.
- Defeated the table-topping Melbourne Stars three times during the season, including the two Finals.
- Won 9 of 14 matches, with one abandoned, to qualify second for the Finals.
- Sixers leading run-scorer – Wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Philippe with 487 runs from 16 matches, including five half-centuries, the most important of which came in the Final (52 from 29).
- Sixers leading wicket-taker – Tom Curran with 22 wickets averaging 19.4, despite not playing the Finals due to International commitments with England. Second on the list was left-arm quick Ben Dwarshuis with 16 wickets.
- Josh Philippe passed Brad Haddin as the Sixers all-time leading wicketkeeper, at Adelaide Oval against the Strikers, and has claimed 23 dismissals in his first two seasons, including 16 catches.
- Most catches for the season claimed by captain Moises Henriques with 8 in 14 matches.
- Biggest win by runs – 48 runs against the Perth Scorchers at Optus Stadium.
- Biggest win by wickets – 8 wickets with 5 overs remaining against the Perth Scorchers, in the first match of the season, at the SCG.
- Highest total – 3/180 against the Adelaide Strikers at C.ex Coffs International Stadium.
- Highest score of the season – Josh Philippe’s 83 not out from 52 balls against the Strikers at C.ex Coffs International Stadium. He hit 5 fours and 4 sixes.
- Best figures – Tom Curran took 4-22 from 3.4 overs against the Strikers at Adelaide Oval. His personal best in the BBL.
- Best economy rate – 6.22 for Australian quick Josh Hazlewood.
Daniel Hughes captained the Sixers for the first time, registering two victories, filling the role when Moises Henriques became a Dad for the first time.