Sydney Sixers (WBBL)
This article needs to be updated.December 2018)(
|Home ground||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Secondary home ground(s)||North Sydney Oval, Hurstville Oval|
|WBBL wins||2 (2016–17) (2017–18)|
|Official website:||Sydney Sixers|
The Sydney Sixers WBBL team is a women's cricket team based in Sydney, that competed in the inaugural women's Twenty20 Women's Big Bash League commenced in December 2015. They will be one of 8 founding teams. They are a franchise aligned with the current men's competition (Big Bash League) – adopting the same colours and team name. The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP is the Patron of the team. Ellyse Perry made history by becoming the Sydney Sixers Women's first ever signing. The team is coached by Ben Sawyer.
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said in a media release., "We see T20 as the premium format of the women's game and the WBBL is an exciting concept that will increase the promotion and exposure of women's cricket". Sutherland also said, "Our existing female domestic competitions are arguably the strongest in the world, with the continued success of the top-ranked women's team, the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, a testament to that.".
On 12 October 2015, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that former Southern Stars all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar has come out of retirement to join the Sixers in their inaugural season. Lisa also signed with Network Ten to form part of the WBBL and BBL commentary team.
A squad of 15 players was announced leading into the tournament, which started on Sunday 6 December, with a total of five National and International players permitted in the total numbers. The team has committed to making each match in Sydney an event, playing many games at community venues including Drummoyne Oval, Waverley Oval and Hurstville Oval. Two games will be played at the SCG as feature double headers with the Men's Sixers squad.
On 17 January 2016, Sixers qualified for the finals despite losing the first six games in a row.
- As of the WBBL|04 season (2018–19)
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Nat.||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|6||Ashleigh Gardner||15 April 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|29||Erin Burns||22 June 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium|
|13||Clara Iemma||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox|
|17||Marizanne Kapp||4 January 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Overseas international|
|74||Carly Leeson||9 November 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|8||Ellyse Perry||3 November 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Captain|
|20||Dane van Niekerk||14 May 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm leg spin||Overseas international|
|4||Hayley Silver-Holmes||18 August 2003|
|77||Alyssa Healy||24 March 1990||Right-handed|
|28||Sara McGlashan||28 March 1982||Right-handed||Overseas international|
|3||Sarah Aley||3 June 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|5||Lauren Cheatle||6 November 1998||Left-handed||Left arm fast medium|
|2||Lauren Smith||6 October 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|18||Stella Campbell||15 June 2002||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
- Marizanne Kapp – South Africa – WBBL01 (2015–16) – present
- Laura Marsh – England – WBBL01 (2015–16)
- Sara McGlashan – New Zealand – WBBL01 (2015–16) – present
- Dane van Niekerk – South Africa – WBBL02 (2016–17) – present
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- "Eight teams announced for Women's BBL". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Classy McGlashan guides Sixers home". bigbash.com.au. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- Cricket Network (29 November 2017). "ICC rookies bound for the WBBL". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
- Cricket Network (30 November 2017). "Stars and Sixers finalise WBBL squads". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 30 November 2017.