A captain’s insights into the Big Bash league

Moises Henriques at C.ex Coffs International Stadium provides captain’s insights ahead of their match in January 2023.

SYDNEY Sixers captain Moises Henriques has shared fascinating insights into the mindset of an elite cricket team ahead of their match at C.ex Coffs International Stadium on 17 January 2023.

Surprisingly, winning the Big Bash isn’t the main focus for the Sydney Sixers’ captain.

Instead, he told News Of The Area the team is focused on the many ingredients which lead to success.

“Yes we are looking to do the best we can, our focus isn’t to go out and win the Big Bash, that is the outcome of us growing and looking to improve all of the time,” said Henriques.

“Our focus is on individual and team performance, growth and development and trying to be better cricketers and better people.

“And then hopefully as a by-product of those things then we win games and we challenge in the finals.

“We’ve had a few good years in a row but all that means is that we have to continue the processes than just focus on ‘now we need to win it back’ or whatever, because I don’t believe we’ve ever thought like that.

“So we do need to keep challenging how we can get better and we can improve as cricketers otherwise if your processes aren’t good the outcomes won’t be either.”

The Sixers, twice winners in the last three years, will take on the Adelaide Strikers on Tuesday, January 17 at C.ex Coffs International Stadium in the KFC Big Bash League.

The Sixers defeated the Strikers three years ago in the first-ever game on the Coffs Coast in front of a sell-out crowd, chasing down 185 runs.

Although 180 is generally a good target, Henriques couldn’t be drawn into making any predictions and emphasised the importance of the conditions on the night.

“Typically when I win the toss I bowl but it depends on the conditions on the night, what the wicket is looking like and who we are playing against,” he said.

“It’s hard to say what a good score would be, today there is no wicket, the outfield is long and soft, although it’s hard to make an estimation but 180 runs anywhere is pretty good.

“But it all depends on what is happening on the night, what the batting line-up looks like for both teams, how fast the outfield is, what the wicket looks like, it’s hard to judge without all those variables.”

Tickets are on sale through Ticketek and another capacity crowd is anticipated to watch the team who calls Coffs Harbour their home from home.


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