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Match preview: Thunder v Hurricanes

12 January 2022

The Hobart Hurricanes have not had to wait long to get their revenge on the Sydney Thunder – after a nine-wicket loss to them on Monday at the MCG, the two teams will face off again tomorrow, across town at Marvel Stadium.

The Hurricanes will be looking for more of their batters to contribute to building a more competitive total, after Ben McDermott (38 off 34) and D’Arcy Short (29 off 24) were the only batters in the top five to reach double figures at a strike rate in excess of 100.

They will also need to keep Thunder English import, Alex Hales, under control, who all but singlehandedly carried the Thunder to victory on Monday.  After the Hurricanes claimed the Bash Boost point at the halfway point of the Thunder innings, Hales proceeded to go on a rampage, facing every single ball of their Power Surge, and finishing on a Player of the Match-winning total of 80* off just 56 deliveries.

The Hobart Hurricanes have named 16-player squad for tomorrow's match:

Gabe Bell
Tim David
Peter Handscomb
Caleb Jewell
Josh Kann
Sandeep Lamichhane
Ben McDermott
Riley Meredith
Mitch Owen
Wil Parker
Tom Rogers
Will Sanders
D'Arcy Short
Jordan Thompson
Matthew Wade (c)
Mac Wright

Gabe Bell will make his Hurricanes debut if selected in the final XI.

Matthew Wade has rejoined the squad in Victoria and will return to the field tomorrow, as has Josh Kann, after recovering from COVID-19 and subsequently returning a negative test.

However, the Hurricanes will unfortunately be without international recruit, Harry Brook, for the rest of the tournament, after we has called up to the England squad for their upcoming T20 series in the West Indies.

Scott Boland (international commitments), Nathan Ellis (injury) and Joel Paris (injury) remain unavailable for selection.

The first ball will be bowled at 3.45pm tomorrow, with the match available to be broadcast on Fox Cricket and SEN 1116, and livestreamed via Kayo Sports.

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