Hobart Hurricanes batsman D'Arcy Short says there isn't too much science that goes into the opening partnership with captain Matthew Wade that has terrorised opposing bowling attacks this season.
Speaking ahead of the team's do-or-die semi-final against Melbourne Stars on Thursday night at Blundstone Arena, the left-hander found it hard to pinpoint why Wade and himself sit atop the BBL run aggregates.
"We just click out in the middle and know each other’s game plan and keep each other on track when we need to and communicate as well as we can out in the middle," Short said.
"If things change we talk to each other and we just sort of wing it out there in the middle.
"(In terms of who takes control), it just depends on who is feeling better on the day and who goes hard first and gets a couple away.
"It's always hard to try and sit back, but it’s something you have to do sometimes."
The pressure will be on Short and Wade to deliver again on Thursday night, with Big Bash League finals history littered with teams that bomb out after finishing on top of the ladder.
If things change we talk to each other and we just sort of wing it out there in the middle.D'Arcy Short
Short said preparations have hardly changed following the loss to the Sydney Thunder in Canberra on Saturday.
"It’s been pretty similar - we trained yesterday after flying in from the awards (in Melbourne) on Monday night, but we're back into the swing of things and getting into our processes in readiness for Thursday," he said.
"Yes we finished in top and there is that pressure, but we just have to worry about our plans and take our confidence into the game.
"I'll just go out and play my game - I put enough pressure on myself as it is - but if I just go out there and enjoy myself, hopefully I help us put a big total on the board."