Henriques ruled out of Sixers' Big Bash campaign


Sydney Sixers will be without captain Moises Henriques for the remainder of the Big Bash after he suffered a calf tear against Melbourne Stars.

Henriques retired hurt while batting for the Sixers on Sunday, the skipper leaving the field on 41 as the hosts crept to 139-6.

He did not bowl as the Stars chased down their target with eight balls to spare as his injury was being assessed, and the franchise have confirmed he will play no further part in the tournament.

"Sixers club captain Moises Henriques is unlikely to be available for any remaining matches in BBL05 after scans today revealed an upper grade calf tear on his left leg," a statement read.

"Moises injured his calf during the first innings of the Sixers match on Sunday against the Melbourne Stars at the SCG whilst running between the wickets and was forced to retire hurt.

"It is the same calf that he injured earlier this cricket season in Sheffield Shield action [for New South Wales]. Nic Maddinson will captain the Sixers for the remainder of the season in Moises' likely absence."

In his three matches of the Big Bash, Henriques has top scored for the Sixers with 114 runs, while taking one wicket for 27 runs from four overs with the ball.