With Perth, Adelaide, and the two Sydney sides already through to the playoffs, Hobart face a two-way battle with Melbourne Stars for the fifth and final playoff spot.
Not only do Hobart have a two-point advantage over the surviving sixth-placed Melbourne side, but it also has a game in hand, making it the firm favourites to go through.
A win over the other Melbourne side in this fixture would put an end to the suspense and conclude the Stars’ campaign too.
Australia pacer Scott Boland is on his way to link up with Hobart but Tuesday’s match comes too early for him to be available for selection.
Melbourne Renegades are out of the competition but they might still want to give their all to win this one because they’ve finished last the past two seasons and another bottom-placed finish would see them seal an unwanted hat-trick of ignominy.
Currently, they are last on the points table but are level on points with Brisbane Heat, who edge them due to a better net run rate.
The hapless Gades have lost their last three and are not even pretending to have any fight left in them. Their last three scores have been 122, 105, and 80, which says it all.
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