The Sydney Sixers say Sydney Thunders teenage batsman Jason Sangha may maintain the important thing to their Large Bash League conflict at Spotless Stadium.
The Sydney Sixers have zeroed in on Sydney Thunder sensation Jason Sangha as they put together for a bumper Christmas Eve cross-town derby.
Either side go into the Spotless Stadium conflict with wind of their sails after promising first-up wins towards more-fancied opponents.
Going into the season, the 2 Sydney franchises had been $eight outsiders with the bookies and equal favourites to complete with the picket spoon.
However after an unbeaten 63 from Sangha impressed the Thunder to a win over the Melbourne Stars on Friday and Steve O’Keefe spun the Sixers to a 17-run victory over title favourites Perth, many are reassessing their predictions.
Veteran tweaker O’Keefe mentioned the emergence of youthful expertise had been the theme of the opening video games of the BBL and Sangha was a working example.
Sangha has already been touted as a future Take a look at participant and in comparison with Ricky Ponting and the 2018-19 BBL shapes as probably his breakout season.
“I actually just like the man’s temperament and his angle in the direction of the sport, he’s not likely flustered,” O’Keefe mentioned of his Cricket NSW teammate.
“Typically you neglect how younger they’re, he’s 19. And being 34, I’m 15 years older than him. Whenever you chat to him in regards to the sport it’s such as you’re chatting to a seasoned veteran.
“He walked out right here (on the SCG) and received his (maiden Protect) 100. And he’s received a sport plan to return out fairly laborious and it’s coming off for him.”
The Sixers received their marketing campaign off to a flyer after downing the three-time champion Scorchers by 17 runs on the SCG on Saturday.
The Sixers narrowly missed the finals final yr however solely after dropping their first six video games.
They turned issues round with 4 wins on the trot and went into 2018-19 decided to not undergo the identical destiny.
“I’m centered on the back-end (of final yr), we gained 4 and we gained this so we’re 5 from 5,” a high-spirited O’Keefe mentioned.
“How about we put a spin on it – we’re on fireplace right here the Sixers. Get behind us, we’re a really bullish in the meanwhile. Get on us. I believe we’re final within the odds, throw a tenner on us.”