Sydney Thunder are looking to continue their BBL season revival when they take on the Hobart Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena on Sunday evening.
It will be a tough task as the Hurricanes look to bounce back from their disappointing performance against the Strikers on Friday.
A top order batting collapse had the Hurricanes at 5-30 before Jonathan Wells and Beau Webster both slammed half centuries.
Despite the efforts of Wells and Webster, the Hurricanes fell to a five wicket loss at the Adelaide Oval.
The Hurricanes sit remain a strong chance to secure a top four spot, while the Thunder will be looking to keep their finals chances alive on the back of an incredible win against the Melbourne Stars.
Man of the moment, Eoin Morgan, has left the Thunder’s squad and has been replaced by countryman James Vince.
The Thunder’s batting depth will be further boosted by the arrival of West Indian all-round Carlos Brathwaite, who replaces the injured Andre Russell.
While the Thunder have added a number of new faces, Hobart’s familiar faces have hit a run of form.
While Daniel Christian hasn’t been in the finest form with the bat, he has been firing on all cylinders with the ball.
The 33-year-old paceman has taken seven wickets in this tournament, while British import Stuart Broad has taken six.
Hobart captain Tim Paine has been in superb form with the bat, the opener sitting third on the BBL06 runs-getters list with 218 runs in his five matches.
Fellow opener D’Arcy short has also been in terrific form, slamming 144 runs in his five matches including two half centuries.
The Thunder will be motivated not only to keep their season alive, but to record their first ever BBL win over the Hobart Hurricanes.
Home Ground: Bellerive Oval
Coach: Damien Wright
Captain: Tim Paine
Former Thunder Players: None
Record: 5 matches, 0 wins, 5 loses
BBL05: The Hurricanes were the third team left stuck on three wins and within touching distance of fourth spot on the table. The Thunder travelled to Tasmania and left without their first win over the side based at Bellerive Oval, losing their round four clash by 11 runs.