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Faulkner says he's good to go

13 February 2019

The Finisher will make his return this Thursday night

He had to watch our final two regular season matches from the sideline to manage his fitness but James Faulkner has confirmed he will be good to go for Thursday night's crunch Semi-Final with his former side the Melbourne Stars at Blundstone Arena.

The Finisher has starred for the Hurricanes in his return to Tasmania to lead our wicket-takers however we were able to secure top spot last week with a win over the Renegades - the first of two matches he would miss.

The second was the trip to Canberra which ended in a narrow, last-over defeat to the Sydney Thunder at Manuka Oval.

"I'm not a great cricket watcher full stop," Faulkner told media this afternoon.

"I obviously watched the boys play (on Saturday night) but I didn't watch yesterday's match at all."

"I'll be good to go Thursday though so I'm looking forward to it."

The concern for injury was ironically in his "good leg" and not the one which holds the troublesome knee.

Faulkner grabs three in seven balls

"I've seen some medical staff over in Melbourne and it's good to go so once I step over the boundary rope on Thursday night it'll be business as usual."

It was during the loss to the Strikers in Launceston where Faulkner felt something in his knee.

"It was about fourth ball of that game, but I'll be fine for Thursday."

Faulkner sees the irony in facing his former side in his first final for Hobart.

"Yeah it's a bit funny, I had a chuckle to myself when I saw yesterday's result."

"It doesn't matter who you're playing though. It's a knockout final and we need to bring our best game as a group and I'm sure we can do that on Thursday."

He also called on fans to get their tickets ahead of time for Thursday night.

"It's going to be a great game featuring two pretty good teams, hopefully our fans can fill out Blundstone Arena by getting their tickets before the game."


7:30pm THIS Thursday Night 14 February

First Semi-Final, Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars - Blundstone Arena, Hobart.



7:30pm THIS Friday Night 15 February

Second Semi-Final, Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers - Marvel Stadium, Melbourne.

2:45pm THIS Sunday Afternoon 17 February

Grand Final, Hurricanes OR Stars vs Renegades OR Sixers - Venue TBC.