Englishmen will take centre stage in Sydney's BBL derby on Saturday night, when Tom Curran aims to back up his super-over heroics and inflict more misery on Alex Hales.
Sydney's two clubs put on a hell of a show at the SCG earlier this season, when Sixers import Curran and Thunder opener Hales went head to head in a super over.
Curran took 15 runs off the final regulation over of the match to level the scores then held his nerve with the ball against Hales and Usman Khawaja.
Curran, who will depart the Sixers at the end of the regular season to link up with England's limited-overs squad, is in the midst of his second BBL campaign but already well versed in the local rivalry.
"I know it well enough to know that I've definitely got the better gig (than Hales). Staying at Coogee," the allrounder beamed.
"He's in the city. He's not on the beach ... I think he's a bit jealous.
"That's the beauty of T20 cricket and franchise stuff, you're mixing with guys who 5-10 years ago you wouldn't have had a chance to. You're also playing against your mates."
Curran isn't expecting Hales to direct many barbs at the Sixers, who will also have England batsman James Vince in their side.
'He'll let his bat do the talking. I probably got a bit more lip back when I was first starting, now you know the guys," the 24-year-old said.
Hales, overlooked by England selectors since serving a 21-day ban last year for recreational drug use, has scored 254 runs at 31.75 this BBL season.
"Obviously the decision, selection and all that is way above my pay grade," Curran said.
"I don't know (if he'll return to international cricket) but he's a world-class player and it's great to see him doing well here."
Curran revealed he had Ben Stokes' words of wisdom, uttered in the Lord's dressing room following a remarkable knock in the World Cup final, on his mind during the drama-packed finish to the previous derby.
"We needed two to win, one to take it to a super over ... if I got caught on the boundary then we lose the game - or do I just get bat on ball? Definitely get one and maybe two," he recalled.
"It was all a blur to be honest ,it was unbelievable ... I had so much enjoyment out of that innings."
Australian Associated Press