The Sydney Sixers enter Big Bash 10 as reigning champions following victory over the Melbourne Stars in last year’s decider.
It was their second triumph in the tournament having won the
inaugural edition of the tournament.
Veteran’s Dan Christian and Carlos Braithwaite will bring plenty of experience to the side and act as handy additions with bat and ball, particularly with Tom Curran set to miss the opening half of the season.
A superstar of last year’s tournament, Curran will be on international duty for England’s tour of South Africa.
Fortunately for SuperCoaches top order bat James Vince
missed selection and will be available.
The Sixers don’t have a bye in the tournament, and have their sole double game week in Round 6.
We’ve had a stab at the predicted side for the tournament, taking into consideration the fact that Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc are likely to be unavailable for the December 10 opener with the Hobart Hurricanes as they prepare for the first Test on December 17.
Likewise, Moises Henriques and Jackson Bird have been picked for Australia A and will miss the opening game or two for the Sixers, but we’ve added them to the XI as they won’t miss much action.
West Indian skipper Jason Holder is a massive recent signing for the Sixers and will play a cameo mid-tournament.
Keep in mind the predicted line up is very much subject to change with the potential arrival of new signings and selections.