Hurricanes win the flip and have opted to bat!
Hurricanes XI: Matthew Wade (capt & wk), D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewel, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Jordan Thompson, Tom Lammonby, Nathan Ellis, Joel Paris, Tom Rogers, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Subs: Will Parker, Josh Kann
5.54pm We should have the flip news for you soon. In both Sixers’s games, they were asked to bat and both times they defended their totals. Could we see Hurricanes bravely opting to bat first today, if they win the flip? Let’s see…Hurricanes have played only one game so far, so it’s going to be there second in a row against the defending champions right at the start of the league!
5.30pm ‘Evening, ladies and gents! Ashes is done and dusted for this week, Australia have a 1-0 lead so all eyes can be on tonight’s fixture – a rematch of game 4 three days ago when Sydney Sixers defended their total of 144. For this fixture, the action moves to the SCG, where the Sixers had amassed 213 against Melbourne Stars for the biggest BBL victory. A warm welcome to our live coverage of the eighth match of the league, this is Vishal Dikshit.