The regular season is done and dusted and the finals for BBL 9 will begin in the Apple Isle on Thursday night, when the Hurricanes host the Thunder.
Against all odds, the Hurricanes, who were staring down the barrel of the wooden spoon no more than two weeks ago, have absolutely stormed home and finished fourth – ultimately setting up this home final against the shaky Thunder. Three wins in succession, capped by a ten-run win over the in-form Strikers has clearly filled their sails with wind, and they will be extremely difficult to beat at Bellerive Oval.
The Thunder will take winning form into this match after seeing off the Scorchers on Duckworth Lewis on Sunday, but they lost two on the bounce prior to that, including one at the hands of the Hurricanes. They would need to improve noticeably to be winning this.