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Sixers claim they're yet to hit BBL stride

Sydney Sixers opener Daniel Hughes insists the side has yet to play their best cricket despite arguably being the form team of the BBL.

Sixers claim they're yet to hit BBL stride

Sydney Sixers opener Daniel Hughes insists the side has yet to play their best cricket despite arguably being the form team of the BBL.

DANIEL HUGHES of the Sydney Sixers bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney Sixers at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.
DANIEL HUGHES of the Sydney Sixers bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney Sixers at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia. Picture:Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

The Sydney Sixers have fired a shot across the bow of the rest of the Big Bash League, insisting they're yet to hit their stride.

Just over a week out from the semi-finals, the second-placed Sixers are arguably the form team of the competition after notching their fourth straight win on Saturday - a nine-wicket victory over the Sydney Thunder.


In second spot with only their final-round fixture against the Melbourne Stars remaining, the Sixers are in the box seat to lock up a home semi-final.

They have now emerged as the ladder-leading Hobart Hurricanes' main rivals for this year's title.

Opener Daniel Hughes, who starred in their comfortable win over the Thunder at the SCG with 41 not out, said the side still hadn't discovered their potential.

"That is four on the trot," Hughes said.

"We've been trying to string a couple of games together for a couple of years now.

"It's nice to get it done at the back end of the tournament. We're peaking at the right time. I still think we haven't played our complete game yet."

The Sixers will spend the next four days in Hobart on a bonding trip before turning their attention to their pursuit of a second BBL title.

With eight days to prepare for their clash with the Melbourne Stars, most of the squad will head to Tasmania on the golfing trip.

The likes of Moises Henriques and Sean Abbott are avid golfers and organised a trip to Barnbougle, considered one of the best courses in the country.

The Sixers squad have used golf as a bonding tool during the season, regularly playing during their long away stint which saw them play five games in a row on the road in the middle of the season.

Hughes said that mateship was paying dividends on the field.

"We're back at training on Thursday so it'll be good to just get away, freshen up, do what we need to do and then we're back in on Thursday," he said.

As for his former side the Thunder, Hughes said he had no mixed feelings about ending their season.

"No sympathy at all," he said.

"We want to keep it a pretty strong rivalry. We don't give them any sympathy whatsoever. They had their chances earlier in the season and they couldn't quite get it done."

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