The Hobart Hurricanes will attack the BBL finals unburdened by the weight of expectation, says coach Gary Kirsten.
The Hurricanes suffered a three-wicket loss to the Melbourne Stars at the MCG on Saturday, but snared a semi-final berth against the Perth Scorchers when the Brisbane Heat lost to the Melbourne Renegades just hours later.
George Bailey’s team will head into their semi-final at the new Perth stadium on Thursday night having lost their last three regular-season games.
A superb Jake Weatherald century and an inspired spell of bowling from former Australian quick Peter Siddle has delivered the Adelaide Strikers a maiden Big Bash League championship, after they beat the Hobart Hurricanes by 25 runs in the final at the Adelaide Oval.
The Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes both go in search of their maiden BBL title when they clash in the Grand Final at the Adelaide Oval this afternoon. Here is my full preview, as well as The Prophet’s pick.