Are you sure Chris? Sydney Thunder spinner Green insists it’s NOT panic stations despite suffering historic humiliation in the Big Bash after setting the lowest EVER score in T20 history: ‘Life’s not that bad. It’s just a loss.’
The Sydney Thunder maintain they won’t press the panic button after a ‘crazy’ night that saw them suffer a humiliation of historic proportion against the Adelaide Strikers.
The Thunder were bowled out for 15 in just 35 balls as they chased 140 to win in their Big Bash League at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday night, the lowest score in the history of men’s T20 cricket.
Henry Thornton took five wickets for three runs and Wes Agar finished four for six as the Strikers left Sydney at 6-9 in the powerplay.
Sydney Thunder spinner Chris Green has urged his team to move on from a historic collapse against Adelaide on Friday night, when they were bowled out in 35 balls
Tailender Brendan Doggett was the Thunder top scorer with four, while another five players – including both openers – dismissed for a duck.
The scorecard resonated across the cricket world, but Thunder spinner Chris Green has urged his teammates not to dwell on the crushing loss.
‘There is no point kicking the can about it,’ he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
‘We’ve got to continue to be positive. It’s important that we stick together. Life’s not that bad. It’s just a loss.
Sydney Thunder were absolutely humiliated as they were bowled out for 15 runs on Friday
‘It was a bit of a crazy night […] I think it’s important as a group to just see it as a loss and move on.
‘It was a crazy scorecard for sure but if we dwell on that loss we can read into it and try and find things that aren’t actually happening.’
Mercifully for the Thunder, the BBL’s tight scheduling means they won’t have to wait long before having the chance to bounce back as they take on the Melbourne Renegades at Marvel Stadium on Sunday
‘We’re looking forward to the opportunity to play tomorrow against Melbourne and an opportunity to strike back against the Strikers in Adelaide on Tuesday,’ Green said.
Wes Agar (right) finished with four wickets for six runs as the Adelaide Strikers skittled the Sydney Thunder to 15 all out at the Sydney Showground Stadium in the BBL
‘No one was too despondent last night. There’s no panic stations or writing on the wall.’
Thunder coach Trevor Bayliss struck a similar tone, suggesting the Thunder needed to channel the pain from their embarrassing loss to Adelaide into something positive.
‘It’s got to make them more determined,’ he said.
‘You need to go into the next game determined to right the wrong. If we go into the next game thinking about what happened out there it’s going to take longer to get out of it.’