Gurinder Sandhu will miss this game as he injured his left calf muscle in the last game.
Sydney Thunder (THU) will host Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) for the first time this season on New Year's Eve at the Lavington Sports Oval in Albury. Both teams are placed next to each other in the points table currently. The Thunder have won three out of six matches and are on a two-match winning streak. They defeated Brisbane Heat in the last outing by 11 runs after posting a total of 182 runs for the loss of six wickets. Daniel Sams played a key role with both bat and ball for the team and won the Player of the Match award.
The Hurricanes have won two out of four matches so far and are in sixth place in the points tally. They defeated Melbourne Renegades by a mere margin of eight runs in the last game. The bowlers did a fabulous job for the Hurricanes as they defended the total of 122 runs. Riley Meredith's spell of three for 12 helped him fetch the Player of the Match award.
Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, 22nd Match
Date : 31 December 2022
Time : 10:00 AM IST
Venue : Lavington Sports Oval, Albury
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Oliver Davies, AD Hales, AI Ross, RR Rossouw, N McAndrew, DR Sams, Joel Davies, M Gilkes, Brendan Doggett, Chris Green(C), Usman Qadir
BENCH : BJ Holt, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, DJ Willey, SM Whiteman, Ben Cutting, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gurinder Sandhu, Blake Nikitaras, Toby Gray
Asif Ali, Tim David, CP Jewell, SH Khan, DJM Short, James Neesham, MS Wade(C), Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, JS Paris, Paddy Dooley
BENCH : Faheem Ashraf, BR McDermott, Mitchell Owen, Wil Parker, Billy Stanlake, Zak Crawley, M Wright, CP Tremain, Iain Carlisle, TD Paine
INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS
Gurinder Sandhu will miss this game as he injured his left calf muscle in the last game. Ben McDermott will continue to miss this game as well. Matthew Wade will be back to lead the Hurricanes after missing the last game as he was suspended for one match.
This will be the first and the only game this season at the Lavington Sports Oval in Albury. The pitch is expected to remain balanced throughout the match, and the team winning the toss might look to bat.