|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Sydney Thunder
||vs|| Hobart Hurricanes
ScheduleFriday, 9 January 2015 at 08:10 GMT / 08:10 UK / 13:40 IST
VenueSydney Showground Stadium
Sydney Thunder kept their chances bright for maintaining the spot in the top four of Big Bash League, 2014-15 while winning an important game against Perth Scorchers by a margin of 20 runs. The former has played four matches, won two, surrendered even, held four points at a net run rate of +0.064. Hobart Hurricanes lost their previous game when they were outplayed by Melbourne Renegades with a difference of 37 runs. The first managed four points from five outings that resulted in two wins and will try to add another one when they take over Sydney Thunder in the coming encounter.
Jacques Kallis once again demonstrated a match winning knock of 70 for Sydney Thunder vs. Perth Scorchers. Aiden Blizzard and Michael Hussey scored 47 and 36 while rest of their batsmen have not accumulated hundred runs in the tournament. Their bowling departments revolves around Gurinder Sandhu, Pat Cummins, Kallis and Nathan Hauritz.
The batsmen of Hobart Hurricanes were timid when they faced the bowlers of Melbourne Renegades in the last match and the entire team was bowled out for 126 while chasing a target of 164. Ben Dunk, Jonathan Wells, George Bailey and Tim Pains have scored most of the runs, they should forget about the previous game and concentrate on the positive batting. Ben Hilfenhaus was their key bowler with three wickets whereas Cameron Boyce, Jack Reed and Xavier Doherty require more variation in their bowling.
Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 08:10 GMT, 19:10 local at Sydney Showground Stadium.
Mostly sunny during the day with the temperatures around 22-34ᵒC.
Both skippers might opt to field though
The strip will mostly suit the speedy bowlers with a fine line and length.
Sydney Thunder – Michael Hussey (C), Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Hauritz, Aiden Blizzard, Chris Hartley, Pat Cummins, Josh Lalor, Gurinder Sandhu.
Hobart Hurricanes – George Bailey (C), Ben Dunk, Alex Hales, Tim Paine, Jonathan Wells, Tim Bresnan, Travis Birt, Ben Hilfenhaus, Xavier Doherty, Cameron Boyce, Jake Reed.
Sydney Thunder can add another two points to their tally.