Sydney Sixers name WBBL squad for Strikers NYE clash, including return of Jodie Hicks
The Sydney Sixers have named their WBBL squad for the New Year's Eve clash with the Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval tomorrow.
The squad includes 21-year-old allrounder Jodie Hicks who comes into the Sixers team for the first time this year as an injury replacement for Clara Iemma following approval from the Technical Committee.
Iemma has been ruled out for the remainder of the WBBL season with a stress fracture in her leg, providing the opportunity for Hicks to rejoin the team she played in during the first three WBBL campaigns.
Sixers coach Ben Sawyer said while he felt for Iemma, it was a bonus to be able to bring in the experienced Hicks.
"It's a shame for Clara but we are fortunate to have an experienced player like Jodie that we can bring into the squad," Sawyer said.
"Jodie has been a part of the playing group at the Sixers in each of the first three years and will be a welcome addition to the second half of this year's campaign."
Hicks has proven herself to be one of the most talented multi-sport athletes in the country, combining her WBBL and AFLW careers.
The Sixers will look to return to continue on their winning ways when they face the Strikers for the second time in as many matches following a 74 run victory on Friday.
WBBL Squad v Strikers (31st Dec):-
- Sarah Aley (3)
- Erin Burns (29)
- Lauren Cheatle (5)
- Ashleigh Gardner (6)
- Alyssa Healy (77)
- Jodie Hicks (4)
- Marizanne Kapp (17)
- Sara McGlashan (28)
- Ellyse Perry (8) C
- Hayley Silver-Holmes (4)
- Lauren Smith (2)
- Dane Van Niekerk (23)
- Tahlia Wilson (21)