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Preview: Hurricanes vs Thunder

30 January 2020

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Everything you need to know about the Elimination Final at Blundstone Arena

Match information:

Thursday 30 January | Blundstone Arena | 7:40pm

How to watch:

Fans across the Thunder Nation can watch live on the Seven Network, Fox Cricket or stream online with a Kayo subscription, with radio coverage from ABC grandstand.

Last time they met:

A brilliant performance by Englishman Alex Hales (63 runs from 42 balls) wasn't enough as Thunder fell to the Hurricanes by 57 runs at Blundstone Arena.

Daniel Sams was the best of the bowlers, taking the four big wickets of Matthew Wade, Mac Wright, Ben McDermott and George Bailey.

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Squads:

Key players:

Alex Hales and Matthew Wade.

It will be the battle of the big-hitting openers at Blundstone Arena.

Hales is in red-hot form, having smashed 85 (59), 63 (42) and 47 (27) in his last three starts for Thunder.

The Englishman has been among Thunder's best in the club's two regular season games against the Hurricanes and will be key in setting a strong target or chasing runs in the Elimination Final.

Wade has scored 337 runs at an average of 56.17 since returning to the Hurricanes from the Australian Test side.

He enters the Elimination Final after scoring a stunning century at Adelaide Oval and will be looking to help the Hurricanes keep their season alive.