Hurricanes skipper Corinne Hall insists her side is hungry, and ready for the challenge of facing the Sydney Sixers at the SCG this Saturday.
After falling short against the Sixers at Blundstone Arena last weekend, Hall is pleased with the way the squad has responded and prepared for the away leg against the same opposition.
“Any team wants to get a win on the board early and the girls are as hungry as ever. The attitude has been fantastic all week and the application at training has been awesome, too,” Hall said.
The Hurricanes, although without a victory so far in WBBL|03, have showed plenty of signs in matches against the Adelaide Strikers and the Sixers, with an improved bowling and fielding performance last weekend particularly strong.
Hall is looking forward to the challenge of taking on the Sixers for a second time this week.
“The competition is so quick, we are playing every team twice and you want to try and learn as quickly as you can from the mistakes you make in the first game to try and perform better.
“We have definitely put our heads down this week, got back to basics and devised a few plans here and there that are hopefully effective in the match tomorrow,” she said.
With so many new faces within the Hurricanes squad, the team is starting to develop its own specific style of cricket, and Hall is confident this will hold them in good stead for this weekend and beyond.
“The good thing about this group is that we are very committed to our plan of playing cricket and the attitude has been fantastic – I couldn’t fault them this week.
“In previous years we have focused on what they (the Sixers) can do rather than what we can do, and that has been a bit of a shift this week – we are focusing on our plan and our game, which is quite a different style to theirs,” Hall said.
Hall is enjoying her time as captain of the side, and is eager to contribute as best she can on field as well as off field for the remainder of the tournament.
“I have tried to focus on my preparation a bit more this week with a little extra work in the nets, so hopefully that pays off on the weekend.
“It (captaincy) is a different challenge. I like to know everyone is good around me and I have possibly been overcomplicating things with my own game- I have done a bit of work this week on switching on and off and hopefully I can implement that in the game,” Hall said.
With the quick turnaround between matches, momentum plays a significant role within the WBBL tournament, and the Hurricanes skipper is eager to register an early victory and translate that form into the remainder of the tournament.
“A competition like this has ebbs and flows, there will be shifts in momentum.
“We are definitely up and about for the challenge… we are itching at the bit to get to Sydney and hit the park” she said.
The Hobart Hurricanes take on the Sydney Sixers at the SCG from 12.20pm on Saturday December 22. The match will be broadcast live around Australia on Channel Ten.