The Sydney Sixers have re-signed their captain Ellyse Perry who has amassed a WBBL record 2612 runs and 32 wickets in her 70 matches for the side.
Perry has played for the Sixers since their inception. With the side she has won WBBL|02 and WBBL|03 during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons respectively. She has also appeared in four consecutive WBBL championships.
Last season, WBBL|05, was the only season of their existence where the Sydney Sixers missed out on the championship game. The team also missed out on the WBBL finals completely after a disastrous five game loosing streak during the regular season.
The loss of Perry during this period, to a shoulder injury, arguably contributed to missing out on the finals. Perry had been named the WBBL|04 Player of the Tournament the year before. WBBL|04 saw her break the single season run record with a total of 777 runs.
The Sixers will be hoping to have Perry healthy again when WBBL|06 starts. The all-rounder picked up a high grade hamstring injury tear during a match against New Zealand in the women's T20 world cup last March. She has since had it operated on and is rehabilitating the injury.
At present the start date for WBBL|06 has not been specified. Last year's WBBL|05 took place from October 18 to December 8, 2019. Should the tournament be held in the same dates it would overlap with the T20 Men's World Cup currently still scheduled to be held in Australia.
The possibility though, of an international competition being held less than six months out, seems less and less likely. Perry has stated in an interview that WBBL|06 and other domestic competitions could be used by Cricket Australia to fill the gap created by lack of international play.
Time will tell if this will occur. Perry's contract renewal is for the next two seasons. The terms of the contract were not specified.