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Sixers primed for WBBL decider

Lisa Sthalekar provides an insight into the Sixers' camp prior to the WBBL final

Well, well, well, cricket is funny game. 

Who would of thought halfway through the season that the Sydney Sixers would have made it into the inaugural Rebel Women's Big Bash League final. 

There were certainly many people writing us off especially after we lost six consecutive matches. 

However, one thing that we have done well throughout the tournament was stick to our guns of how we wanted to play and the process that we believed would win us games.

Our equation was a pretty simple. 

One when we played our first match at the SCG on December 20, win the remaining matches and we make it into the semi-final. 

The pleasing thing is that throughout our incredible nine wins in a row we haven't relied on one or two players and it has been a team effort.

Friday's game was no different.

As we arrived at the MCG to take on the Hobart Hurricanes the weather looked set in. 

There was still hope as we were in Melbourne, the town famously known for having four seasons in one day. 

Once we found out that the rain would subside and we could potentially be on at 3:30pm, despite the heavy rain STILL falling at the time, the Sixers switched on and started our preparation.

All players had a hit in the indoor centre, used foam rollers to loosen up the body - especially my old body - so that when we walked out onto the ground we were good to go. 

It seemed that we had won the first of many battles that were to occur throughout the rain affected match. 

After a good performance with the ball, led by our leading wicket-taker Marizzane Kapp and Alyssa Healy's magnificent glove work behind the stumps, we had restricted the Hurricanes to 87 off their 14 overs. 

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With the heavens opening up again during the innings break, our chase was reduced to 55 off eight overs. 

The advantage for us was that we had all 10 wickets to chase down the total, though the more pleasing outcome was that Ellyse Perry and Healy reeled in the score with 10 balls to spare.

So the Sixers keep going vertical. 

One more match to play and it happens to be against our arch rival the Sydney Thunder.

There have been jokes going around that it will be like a normal NSW training session or a practice match within the squad.

But let me make it clear right here. 

There will be no love lost when both sides cross the line. 

This is the final of the first WBBL, certainly not a net session at the SCG. 

We have been playing in different coloured clothing, have been training in separate locations and hardly seen each other throughout the competition. 

Since the Women's National Cricket League Final all state allegiance has been severed. 

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It is a massive opportunity for each team to create history and establish a winning culture for our new clubs.

There will certainly be a greater understanding of each other’s strengths and weakness, but that will assist in making it an entertaining match. 

Not only will we try to outsmart one another, but I wouldn't be surprised if the occasion brings out a fiery side in both teams. 

We have already seen that in our last clash at the SCG, where Kapp, who has never represented NSW or even spent any time with the Thunder players, was animated after dismissing Rene Farrell. 

Just indicating how passionate we all are for our new club.

Whoever the winner is at the end, the WBBL has been extremely successful both on and off the field. 

Players have thrived in a different environment and I am sure I am not the only one looking forward to seeing what the next instalment of WBBL will provide.