He has struggled to contribute to the team's cause this season.
The Sydney Thunder spinner was reported for a suspect action during the match against the Hobart Hurricanes on December 30, 2017.
While falling on the ground, the 22-year-old aimed at the stumps, and stunningly, disturbed the woodwork .
Two games ago, the Heat and the Sixers were separated by quite a bit in the points table, but now with the recent results, the gap seems to be shrinking all of a sudden.
Two consecutive wins have given the Sydney Sixers' campaign a new lifeline and they are now ready to take on the Brisbane Heat.
Mackenzie is a star in making and will be a promising prospect for his nation in the near future.
Ponting, who is known for unearthing talents like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya has closely followed the emerging Australian star.
After the fourth Ashes test at the MCG last month, match referee Ranjan Madugalle had also rated the deck poor.
This will be an opportunity for the Strikers to displace the Perth Scorchers from the top of the points table.
Both the team have 5 victories in 7 games so far and are looking good to make it to the semi-finals.