HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26: Kumar Sangakkara of the Hurricanes bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Stars at Blundstone Arena on December 26, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Hobart Hurricanes have dropped Sri Lankan legend, Kumar Sangakarra, for tonight's clash with the Sydney Thunder.

Sangakarra has struggled for form this Big Bash season, with scores of three, 22, 12, 15 and 16 in his five innings.

Youngster Ben McDermott has come into the side.

The Sydney Thunder won the toss and sent the Hurricanes into bat.