Sydney Sixers lean on historical past for proof WBBL hope is not misplaced

Coach Charlotte Edwards insists the Sydney Sixers’ WBBL season is way from over, regardless of crashing to a few straight losses to start out the summer time.

Already with out Alyssa Healy by pleasant hearth to her finger from her pet canine, Sixers sunk to a different loss on Tuesday evening with a three-wicket defeat to Brisbane Warmth.

Title favourites earlier than the season began per week in the past, Sixers at the moment are second final and face a tough street to climb again in direction of the WBBL’s prime 4. However they’re adamant all hope is just not misplaced.

Edwards is fast to level to the actual fact Adelaide Strikers misplaced their first two video games of final season earlier than coming again to beat Sixers within the last and win the title.

“Everyone knows that this T20 format is sort of a fickle format,” Edwards stated. “We’re not we’re not taking part in badly, we’re not being rolled. We’re simply not profitable these these shut moments.

“We have not taken our catches, we have not taken our alternatives at occasions. With the bat we have probably not prolonged partnerships,. We have simply received to maintain maintain turning up, it is a lengthy match as everyone knows. The Strikers misplaced their first few video games final yr.”

Sixers face Melbourne Renegades at Junction Oval on Sunday, as a part of practically a fortnight on the street after three straight losses of their house metropolis.

They anticipate to have a clearer prognosis on Healy’s damage by then, and whether or not she’s going to return in some unspecified time in the future through the WBBL. If she is dominated out for the season the Sixers have restricted choices on home alternative gamers with former NSW wicketkeeper Hannah Trethewy drafted in.

There have been some optimistic indicators on Tuesday evening, with 17-year-old Kate Pelle transferring effectively and taking two catches behind the stumps.

“Seeing somebody like her now flourish on this atmosphere is an actual optimistic for us as a membership,” Edwards stated. “Midge [Healy] was loving watching her taking these catches. There’s lots to return from her with the bat as effectively.”

Ellyse Perry additionally seemed in good contact with 49 whereas transferring again to the highest of the order. Sixers additionally anticipate to have her again bowling by early subsequent month, as she fights again from a knee damage.

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