Thunder's Daniel Sams sidelined by sickening blow ahead of Hurricanes clash

One of the big stars of the BBL competition will miss the battle for the top of the Big Bash ladder after a brutal ball on Monday has had a lasting effect.

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Daniel Sams has been one of the stars of the BBL again this season.

The first of a BBL bonanza continuing an enormous day of cricket sees the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes battling it out in Perth.

The second placed Thunder were trounced by the Brisbane Heat last start while the Hurricanes went close against the Melbourne Stars. The winner of the match will move into first on the BBL table.

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The game starts at 6.10pm with the Hurricanes winning the toss and will bowl first.

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Daniel Sams out with concussion

Despite Sams’ bowling absence being telling, Bond has no intention to rush him back, particularly with the Thunder well-placed near the top of the ladder with five wins from seven matches.

“He woke up pretty good but you have to be careful with the concussion stuff,” Bond said on Tuesday.

“It’s day by day and you definitely want to take a more conservative approach. We’ll just see how he shapes up over the next few days.

“There’s still a long way to go. We’re only seven games in. We want him to cone back and be fit. We can’t take any chances with the concussion stuff.

“It was a bit of a bummer for him to get knocked out. He’s playing so well.”

– NCA Newswire

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