This is the second match of the doubleheader between Hobart and Thunders at Manuka Oval, Canberra on 09th February. The comprehensive win of Brisbane Heat over the Stars have made more difficult (almost impossible) for the Thunders. Brisbane Heat completely thrashed the Stars bowling as they chased down 158 runs in 10 over without losing a wicket. This season has been one of the most exciting ones for the fans as the tournament has left with last 2 matches and still a spot left to be filled.
One the other hand Hobart Hurricanes have reached an unmatchable 20 points. The win against Melbourne Renegades has made sure that they will play final on their home ground. Hobart Hurricanes have played like champions throughout the season, whether they chase or defend a target, they do it clinically.
Meanwhile, Thunders lineup will be boosted with the return of Usman Khawaja, Pat Cummins, and Kurtis Paterson. With the return of these players, their batting and bowling are looking much stronger. While Hobart Hurricanes may go with the same XI as they haven’t done much wrong.
Key Players to Watch
Sydney Thunders: Usman Khawaja, Pat Cummins, Shane Watson
Hobart Hurricanes: D’Arcy Short, Jofra Archer, Matthew Wade
Sydney Thunders: Shane Watson (c), Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Anton Devcich, Kurtis Patterson, Matt Gilkes (wk), Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Gurinder Sandhu
Hobart Hurricanes: Matthew Wade (c & wk), D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Qais Ahmed, David Moody, Riley Meredith.
It is a must-win game for Sydney Thunders so expecting Sydney Thunder to win this contest as star players are back in the squad.