Sixers captain Henriques takes a break from the BBL

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Sydney Sixers’ captain Moises Henriques has taken a break from the ongoing Big Bash League, with no date set for his return.

The seam-bowling allrounder played the first two matches of the season for Sixers before missing the third because of illness. “The Sydney Sixers advise that Moises Henriques will be taking some personal leave from the BBL,” a statement from the team said. “He will return when he feels ready to continue in the tournament. Out of respect for Moises’ privacy, the club will not make any further comment.”

Henriques’ absence is a major blow to the Sixers, who have lost all their three matches so far. He is their most experienced player, with 1235 runs and 23 wickets in 55 matches.

Allrounder Johan Botha, who had led the Sixers in place of Henriques on Thursday against Adelaide Strikers at the SCG, might continue to stand-in as captain.

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