When? Thursday, 11th January
Where? Spotless Stadium
Weather? Sydney has recently been hit by storms but there is only a small chance of rain on Thursday with temperatures of 22-24c expected
What channel is it on? Channel TEN in Australia & BT Sport 2 in the UK
Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website
This Scorchers side does not look quite as fearsome without Tye, Richardson and Willey, as opposing teams will now be able to focus on playing out Mitchell Johnson’s four overs and target the remaining 16 to score from. That will surely be the Thunder’s approach here and they look stronger overall from their changes with Vince and Khawaja outweighing the loss of Jos Buttler. The urgency for the Thunder is far greater than the Scorchers and the underdogs may well just cause the surprise here with home advantage.