While the world battles the pandemic, Australia is all set to see its female cricketing stars. WBBL is making headlines in the sports columns throughout the world. Sydney Sixers have recently added Sarah Aley and Lisa Griffith to their side. While Sarah Aley will be seen swinging the ball on the ground, she is also expected to take up the role of assistant coach for the side.
Lisa, on the other hand, comes with loads of experience and can be helpful with both bat and ball in hands. The side for the Sixers looks settled as of now. There a total of twelve players that have been signed by the franchise. The star of the team has to be the skipper. Ellyse Perry has been one of the most highly rated all-rounders in women cricket.
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She has a vital experience at the International level and her leadership is expected to do great service for the side. The second-in-command for the sixers would be Alyssa Healy. She has been one of the pioneers of the Australian side in the limited over the fixture. She has a total of nearly 2100 runs in the shortest format at the international stage. With a healthy striking rate and average, Healy is the pillar of the Sixers batting line-up.
In the spin department, Ashleigh Gardner will take the charge. The off-spinner operates for Australia as well and has proved her worth over the time with an economy of under 7 in the international T20 matches. She can also bat if the situation asks her to.
There are also two foreigners in the side and both are South African stars. Marizanne Kapp is an all-rounder and has been vital for the Proteas. She is also the first South African cricketer to get a hat trick in women’s T20 International. She is joined in the side by her spouse. Dane Van Niekerk is another all-rounder in the side. She will also be important for taking wickets and will ball leg-spin for the side. She has, however, a great run in the international arena as a batter as well.
Another all-rounder of Aussie origin is Erin Burns. She bats with her Right hand and balls some useful off-spin as well. She has shown her potential in her debut match for Australia and is expected to add some young fire to the side.
Talking of young faces, Stella Campbell makes her way into the side. She has been impressive with her pace and the raw energy that she brings to the unit. She is yet to make her debut for the Aussies and will look at WBBL with great ambitions.
Lauren Cheatle is the left-hand medium-pacer in the side. She has been with the Australia side and adds variation to the bowling line-up of the Sixers. The keeper for the side comes from the emerging lot as well. Maddy Darke has been active with the national under-19 side and her contribution will be looked upon by the spectators.
Jodie Hicks is the bowling all-rounder for the sixers. She has been impressive with her cricket and soccer as well. She will be playing as a right-arm medium pacer and will be playing an important role as a batter too.
Emma Hughes, though young, will be a good campaigner with the ball as she has been one of the best performers for her club. Greater experience in the batting line-up will come with Angela Reakes taking guard as right-hand batter for the side. Another all-rounder in the side is Hayley Silver-Holmes. She will be the all-rounder for her side and will also be bowling some pacers.
Sixers with their side of 15 look to attain a balance between experience and youth. Under the leadership of Perry, the side will have great expectations to look upon.
And just like that, the Sixers have a full squad!
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