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Hurricanes looking to bounce back

14 December 2017

Hurricanes captain Corinne Hall says the team will look for a more complete performance against the Sixers

Hobart Hurricanes captain Corinne Hall is optimistic ahead of the side’s first home match of WBBL|03 against the Sydney Sixers on Sunday.

After a difficult opening weekend in Adelaide, Hall is confident her side has what it takes to bounce back at Blundstone Arena, with key learning experiences emerging out of the side’s opening matches against the Adelaide Strikers.

“It was the first time we had been in a match situation together so we learnt a lot about each other’s games.

“There were glimpses through both matches of players hitting their stride, we just need to put a complete performance together and results will take care of themselves,” Hall said.

The Hurricanes, full of new faces, struggled to get going against the Strikers, but Hall is confident results will improve as the tournament progresses. 

“We have the skillsets, it’s about executing our skills for a longer period of time. We definitely have the talent and the firepower in the sheds to put on those big totals,” she said.

Hurricanes coach Julia Price is adamant the trip to Adelaide will prove invaluable, admitting the group had quite literally done homework in preparation for the clash with the Sixers.   

“We have really worked on making our plans finite so they know exactly where they are bowling at what parts of the game and at which batsman- I got them to send it through to me; it was like they were in year 5 again.

“They did reflect really well, have moved on and are really excited about the game here on Sunday, with the fan day leading in to it,” Price said.  

Price is looking forward to seeing how the group continues to gel, especially new international duo Lauren Winfield and Veda Krishnamurthy.

“Trying to learn other people’s games so quickly is difficult, but it is all part of the fun and the girls are really enjoying each other’s company. 

“Lauren is working on a specific role for us. She is quite aware of what she needs to do and is absolutely looking forward to spending more time out in the middle.  

“Veda is more of a utility type of player for us. She can belt them everywhere and also stay out in the middle as a stroke player. She hasn’t batted a lot in Australia before, so her time in the middle was invaluable,” Price said.