Sydney Sixers rely on history for proof WBBL hopes are not lost

coach Charlotte Edwards Despite three consecutive losses at the start of the summer, the Sydney Sixers’ WBBL season is far from over.

already without Alyssa Healy Through the friendly fire of their pet dogs, the Sixers sank to another defeat with a three-wicket loss to the Brisbane Heat on Tuesday night.

Title favorites before the season started a week ago, the Sixers are now second and face a tough road back into the WBBL top four. But they are adamant that all hope is not lost.

Edwards immediately pointed to the fact that the Adelaide Strikers lost their first two games last season before winning the title by defeating the Sixers in the final.

“We all know this T20 format is a very volatile format,” Edwards said. “We’re not playing bad, we’re not falling behind. We’re just not winning those close moments.

“We haven’t taken our catches, we haven’t taken the chances at times. With the bat we haven’t really built partnerships. We’ve just got to keep going, it’s a long tournament as we all know. The Strikers “Lost our first few games last year.”

The Sixers face Melbourne Renegades at the Junction Oval on Sunday as part of a battle that marks almost a fortnight after three consecutive defeats in their home city.

They hope by then to have a clearer prognosis on Healy’s injury and whether she will return at some point during the WBBL. If she is ruled out for the season the Sixers will have limited options on domestic replacement players, which have included former NSW wicketkeeper Hannah Trethewey.

Got some positive signs Tuesday night with the 17 year old kate pelley Moving well and taking two catches behind the stumps.

“To see someone like him now thriving in this environment is a really positive thing for us as a club,” Edwards said. “Midge (Healy) it was great to see him take those catches. He’s got a lot of things with the bat too.”

elise perry Returning to the top order, he looked in good form after scoring 49 runs. The Sixers are also hoping to have her bowling again early next month as she has been dealing with a knee injury.

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