BBL 2021-22: The 11th edition of the Big Bash League has indeed lived up to the hype and expectations of the fans. Australia’s premier T20 competition has reached its climax.
Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers were the two best teams in the ongoing season of the BBL. These two teams gave better results when compared to the other teams in the league.
As a result, they reached the final. Earlier, Perth Scorchers booked their spot in the final by beating Sydney Sixers in the Qualifier at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne. Perth Scorchers won the game by 48 runs.
On the other hand, Sydney Sixers had to take the long route to reach the final. They locked horns with Adelaide Strikers in the Challenger and won the game by 4 wickets. Hence, they qualified for the final.
Meanwhile, the intriguing BBL 11 final is less than 17 hours away from getting underway. The all-important final between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers will kick off at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne on January 28.
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Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers find themselves in a worrisome situation. As many as six cricketers contracted the virus infection. Things got even worse when captain Moises Henriques and Steve O’Keefe picked up injuries.
BBL 2021-22: Christian posts a promotional tweet for playing XI vacancy, AB de Villiers reacts
Now, Sydney Sixers has been sincerely requesting Steve Smith’s entry into the playing XI. Earlier, Cricket Australia ignored him twice, as per the tournament rules.
The circumstances at Sydney Sixers camp are so bad that even the assistant coach Jay Lenton was snapped into the Sydney Sixers starting XI in the Big Bash League semifinal.
Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers’ all-rounder Daniel Christian made the headlines after he came up with a promotional post on a micro-blogging Twitter account. The all-rounder had advertised for starting XI vacancy on Twitter.
The Australian offered free beer to anyone who wishes to play for his team. Sydney Sixers took a big hit at the fag end of the season due to untimely injuries and coronavirus cases. He finished off his tweet by taking an indirect at Cricket Australia for not allowing Steve Smith to play for Sydney Sixers.
In his tweet below, he had clearly mentioned “No Test Cricketers”. He further added: “Shout out to anyone* in Melbourne that wants a game of cricket tomorrow night. My team is struggling to get 11 covid free, fit players on the park. The warm-up starts at 6.30 pm at Marvel Stadium. Free beer afterward, potentially out of a large cup. DM if keen *no test cricketers,” he wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, former Proteas legendary batsman AB de Villiers reacted to Daniel Christian’s post on Twitter. The superstar expressed his interest to play provided if he guarantee him his 4 overs. “I’m keen if u can guarantee me my 4 overs?”