After a promising start to the Rebel Women's Big Bash League Phoebe Litchfield's Sydney Thunder side are now in real danger of bowing out of the title race.
The Thunder won four of their first five games this summer to share the competition lead, but after five consecutive losses they've now slumped to sixth.
While the situation might not look dire considering they're just four points outside the top four, they've also played one more game than all but one of their rivals.
With three games remaining against the Adelaide Strikers, the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades, one more defeat could spell the end for Litchfield's side.
The Thunder's last win came back on November 3 against Hobart, since then they've lost twice to competition leaders Perth and once to the Sydney Sixers, Brisbane Heat and Adelaide.
They'll face the Strikers again on Sunday morning at Hobart's Blundstone Arena, in the first of their three, must-win encounters to round out the regular season.
After taking the competition by storm in the early stages Litchfield's performance has slowed, although she's still averaging almost 25 with the bat from eight games.
The Thunder face the Strikers from 10am on Sunday, before clashing with the Stars on November 27 and the Renegades on December 1.
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