Sydney Sixers captain: Grateful to have Josh Phillipe on their side

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Sydney Sixers captain: Grateful to have Josh Phillipe on their side

Sydney Sixers captain: Grateful to have Josh Phillipe on their side

December 20, 2021

Author 77baji

Josh Philippe was lauded by Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques as very remarkable after he guided his team to a historic KFC BBL triumph at the MCG last night.

Phillipe, who is having one of his best seasons, came torturously close to being the first Sixers hitter to record a BBL century, as his 99 not out gave Sydney the victory with two balls to spare over the Melbourne Stars.

In the course, the 24-year-old (259 runs) surpassed Henriques (204 runs) as the competition's best scorer to win the Golden Bat Cap.

Philippe's third half-century of the season put him on track to surpass his 500-run tournaments from the previous two seasons.

Furthermore, in 15 innings for Western Australia in the Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One-Day Cup, he has already amassed 687 runs at 52.8, making him the most in-form batsman in the region right now.

Henriques credited his younger teammate's capacity to respond to the ball for making him so interesting to watch.

The Sixers captain told the media that there is always a small bit of premeditation regarding what position Philippe gets in and he targets a number of locations on the ground. The skipper praised the young cricketer that he is still looking at the ball, and he's composed and still sufficient that if he doesn't get the ball he wants, he can readjust and send it elsewhere. The captain added that this season, Philippe had batted well in all three formats, but he's really beautiful to watch, and they are a fortunate squad to have him.

Before the bowler delivered the ball, Philippe said he had a couple of strokes in mind, but the most crucial thing was keeping a tight eye on it.

The young right-hander stated that it is basically as if you're pre-loading with options and then seeing the ball and playing the best choice. Philippe explained that it didn’t feel like the most seamless innings (last night), and there were occasions when I thought they were bowling well and hitting boundaries was difficult.

He added that the lads coming in were quite supportive as they always appeared to hit a couple of boundaries when they first started out there and seemed to continue taking the strain off as the Sixers were moving along at the right pace, so there was not too much stress for them.

Philippe's score in the 90s was his second in the BBL, and he claimed the Sixers' batsmen will have to "keep chasing" the elusive century.