Key players are likely to be unavailable at the start of the tournament, with Pat Cummins and Usman Khawaja two players who would make a big difference. Runs were an issue last year, and despite the rumours of John Cena joining up with the squad, I can see that being an issue again. Eoin Morgan and Shane Watson could help in that department, however.
Sydney Thunder Squad: Aiden Blizzard, Pat Cummins, Jake Doran, Usman Khawaja, Clint McKay, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson, Alister McDermott, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Green, Ryan Gibson, Eoin Morgan, Kerrod White, Mitchell McClenaghan, Callum Ferguson, Arjun Nair, Jay Lenton
The latest BBL betting has Sydney Thunder outsiders with Hobart Hurricanes.
Players to watch out for :Shane Watson, Eoin Morgan
Final Position: 7