Applause from the Canberra crowd as the Sixers take the field followed by the Thunder opening pair. Jackson Bird with the new ball. Usman Khawaja on strike.
6.50pm Paul foster: “So who is batting first am confused ” You and me both. Pretty sure Sixers are bowling
Josh : “I’d be surprised if the Sixers ever win the toss and bat first again given Dan Christian’s form in a chase!” Ha, yes, true.
Mausam Pokhrel: “Why henriques is not playing” He’s with the Australia Test squad.
6.35pm Sydney Sixers win the flip and will bowl
Sixers: Josh Philippe (wk), Justin Avendano, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (capt), Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Steve O’Keefe, Jackson Bird, Jake Ball, Lloyd Pope
X-factor subs: Ben Maneti, Hayden Kerr
Thunder: Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (capt), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Jonathan Cook, Tanveer Sangha
X-factor subs: Brendan Doggett, Oliver Davies
Chris Green has been ruled out due to a calf injury
6.20pm Hello and welcome to our cover of the Sydney derby between the Thunder and Sixers. This was meant to be in Sydney, but due to border restrictions has been moved to Canberra. Toss and team shortly, but here’s some news for you to catch up on from around the league.
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