Sydney Thunder have two defeats to Melbourne Stars sandwiched between two wins over Brisbane Heat.
In their last game, they thrashed the Heat by 53 runs in a win that owed a great deal to two Englishmen: Sam Billings and Saqib Mahmood.
Billings’ 64 off 27 helped Sydney amass 196, whereas Mahmood’s four-for helped Sydney skittle Melbourne at 143.
Apart from these two, Tanvir Sangha has been in pretty decent form for the Thunder and currently sits at the number four spot in bowling charts with eight wickets in four games.
After that one, rare slip-up against Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Sixers are back on track and streaking again.
Since that loss, the Sixers have defeated Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers, and although neither was a dominant win, it got them the points, which is all that matters.
Pakistan allrounder Shadab Khan has joined the Sixers, and not just for a few games but for the entire campaign that remains.
The Sixers were in a spot of bother after losing Ben Manenti to a season-ending injury and Steve O’Keefe was also on the sidelines with a calf niggle. They had also lost Tom Curran to an injury while Chris Jordan has flown back home too. Thus, Shadab’s arrival gives them a timely boost.