After a promising start, the Sixers were unable to overcome the tournament-ending calf injury sustained by skipper Moises Henriques, dropping their last five games to pick up an unwanted first wooden spoon.
In short, things are unlikely to get too much better this time around as, while they boast the distinction of having the entire Australian Test attack amongst their ranks, they’re unlikely to see much action from any of them!
Michael Lumb departs having made a notable impression on the first five seasons of the BBL but while his replacement Jason Roy might not be a household name in this country, his flamboyant strokeplay is highly regarded in English cricketing circles and should allow Brad Haddin to play a more circumspect role upfront.
Sean Abbott and Doug ‘the Rug’ Bollinger (pictured above) form a capable if unspectacular new ball pairing in the absence of Starc and Hazlewood but the Sixers are going to have to post (or chase) some serious scores in order to climb up the ladder.
Unibet Odds: 7.00
Last Season: 8th