Sydney Sixers could be on a par with Mumbai
as one of the best franchises in the world if they complete the
hat-trick of winning the Big Bash League (BBL) this season, said the
franchise’s fast bowler Tom Curran. No other franchise in BBL has won three
titles in a row.

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Earlier, Perth Scorchers had an
opportunity, but they squandered it. This season, Sydney Sixers have made a
decent start to their title defence, raising hopes of the historic treble.
Mumbai Indians have won IPL five times while Chennai Super Kings have won it
four times. Sixers currently are tied with Scorchers for most BBL titles –
three each. If they win the title this season, this will be their fourth title
in the BBL.

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Curran said any team winning two or three
titles in a row can be considered one of the best T20 teams.

“Any team that wins three or two
titles in a row is obviously a great successful franchise. But winning three in
a row will arguably make us one of the great franchise teams going around,
statistically. Doesn’t matter who we are getting compared to but yes definitely
we will be right up there.

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“It is not an easy task but we have
the quality to achieve that,” the England international said about Sixers’
chances of giving MI a run for their money as the best T20 franchise during a media
interaction organised by Sony Sports Network.

The right-arm fast bowler also explained
the difference between BBL and other T20 leagues in the world.

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“One thing unique about the BBL is the
dimensions of the different grounds and the size of them. Like in MCG, the
square boundaries are massive and straight is short while at the Adelaide Oval
we have short square boundaries. As a bowler and even as a batter, you have to
constantly work on your tactics for the different grounds,” the Surrey
cricketer said.