Hobart Hurricanes face off Sydney Thunder in a crucial game. We are moving into the business end of the tournament and every game from now stands of utmost importance. Hurricanes are placed fifth with 20 points. They need to win this game to close in on the fourth-placed Sydney Sixers. A loss will peg them back. Throughout the tournament, Hurricanes' batting has been a cause of concern. None of the batters has been consistent enough which is why the team has failed to post enough runs on board.
Meanwhile, Thunder are on a five-match winning streak. Everything is coming off for them. The batters are in prime form and the bowlers have complimented them well. Given their form, they'll be hard to stop.
The surface will be good for batting. The new ball might nip around a bit but it won't last long. A high scoring game is on the cards
Probable Playing XIs for HUR vs ST:
Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Tom Lammonby, Peter Handscomb (c), Tim David, Wil Parker, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Gabe Bell
Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Alex Ross, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Mohammad Hasnain
Played 15, Hurricanes 9, Thunder 6
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, Match 44
Venue: Aurora Stadium in Launceston
Date & Time: January 9 at 8:40 am IST
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network