Short - who comes in for fellow batsman Caleb Jewell - returns after being part of the Australian ODI squad which recently returned from a three-match series in India.
Faulkner has rejoined the squad after recovering from a calf tear sustained on 4 January against the Brisbane Heat. The experienced international replaces Jake Reed.
Mac Wright retains his spot after top-scoring (70*) against the Melbourne Renegades on Tuesday night at Marvel Stadium.
Matthew Wade (c)
Ben McDermott (wk)
The game between the Hurricanes and Thunder will begin at 6.10pm (local) at Blundstone Arena tomorrow night.