The Sydney Sixers may be waking up to a New Year's headache after veteran Brad Haddin joined a growing injury ward in their Big Bash loss to the Adelaide Strikers.
Haddin hit four sixes on his way to an unbeaten 54 off 35 balls as the Sixers made 5-176 at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.
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Dazzling century by Travis Head leads the Adelaide Strikers to a nailbiting five-wicket victory over the Sydney Sixers.
But he didn't take his position behind the stumps when the Sixers took the field and later revealed he had tweaked his groin while batting.
"I'm not sure what it was, I just felt something pop," he said.
"I've never had that issue before so I don't know what it is. It's a bit frustrating. It was great fun out there."
Opener Michael Lumb joined Haddin on the sidelines after earlier notching up 31 off 23 balls, with the Sixers forced to play two substitute fielders as they succumbed to a five-wicket loss.
It's not yet clear how long the pair will be sidelined for but it comes at a bad time for the Sixers, who have already lost star all-rounder Moises Henriques to injury.
Henriques will miss the rest of the BBL campaign after scans confirmed he had suffered an upper-grade calf tear in his left leg after retiring hurt in the Sixers' loss to the Melbourne Stars.
The injury almost certainly ends the 28-year-old's hopes of making Australia's squad for the Twenty20 World Cup from March next year, and he is likely to now aim for a return for the second half of the Shield season in February.
The Sixers will have little time to lick their wounds following their latest injury setbacks.
They'll travel to the WACA on Saturday night to take on the Perth Scorchers, who look in ominous form after thrashing the Melbourne Renegades on Wednesday.