BBL 2021-22: Sydney Sixers wicketkeeper Josh Philippe tested positive for COVID-19;

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BBL 2021-22: Sydney Sixers wicketkeeper Josh Philippe tested positive for COVID-19;

BBL 2021-22: Big Bash League team Sydney Sixers confirmed that wicketkeeper-batter Josh Philippe has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Missing from the squad is star opener / wicketkeeper Josh Philippe, who earlier today returned a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, with that news following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis received by Jack and Mickey Edwards last week. All three players are in isolation as they recover,” read an official statement.

The Sydney Sixers have named a 14-player squad ahead of tonight’s BBL|11 Challenger against the Adelaide Strikers at the SCG.

Experienced batter Daniel Hughes included in the squad. But will need to pass a fitness test by the club. Approximately an hour before the match to be any chance of playing against the Strikers. With members of the Central Local Replacement Player (LRP) pool on standby if he is ruled out.

The squad includes wicket-keeper / batter Jay Lenton who has been travelling and working as an assistant coach with the Sixers since the start of the month.

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, SCG, 26 Jan 2022

Sixers squad:

Name Junior Club
77 Sean Abbott Baulkham Hills JCC
32 Justin Avendano Terrigal Matcham CC
33 Jackson Bird Wakehurst Redbacks JCC
54 Dan Christian Narrandera JCC
27 Ben Dwarshuis Engadine Dragons CC
21 Moises Henriques Penshurst West JCC
16 Daniel Hughes Cowra JCC
50 Hayden Kerr Bowral CC
70 Jay Lenton Northern Power CC
67 Nathan Lyon Young Hotel Dragons CC
36 Todd Murphy Moama CC
72 Steve O’Keefe North Richmond CC
7 Lloyd Pope Barron River JCC
14 Jordan Silk Glenbrook Blaxland CC

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