D'Arcy Short hits out against the Brisbane Heat.
D'Arcy Short hits out against the Brisbane Heat. DAVE HUNT

Hurricane warning as BBL heads to Adelaide

CRICKET: Adelaide, brace yourself, Hurricane D'Arcy is on the way.

A red-hot Hobart heads to the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday night to take on the Strikers, the form of D'Arcy Short having catapulted the Hurricanes to five straight wins and third on the Big Bash League ladder.

Short (pictured) struck a more measured 59 to guide his side to a six-wicket win over Brisbane on Monday to now have a record 465 runs this series.

Short's latest knock came off 49 balls and included eight fours, skipper George Bailey saying the 27-year-old "sat down next to me shocked” afterwards.

"He reckons that's his highest score without hitting a six. So, he reckons he's lost it,” he joked.

"(But, seriously) he's just confident in his game. He's really clear on what he needs to do.”

D'Arcy Short acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field.
D'Arcy Short acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field. DAVE HUNT

The second-placed Strikers will look to curtail Short's output, with Rashid Khan and Peter Siddle two of the four most economical bowlers this BBL.

After facing the Strikers, Hobart heads to Perth to play the top side.

"Everyone will have their thoughts on where we should finish but our external expectations are reasonably high,” Bailey said.

"We're on a nice little roll. But it's cut-throat. it can change pretty quickly. They're the two best teams, it'll show us where we're at.”



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