The Thunder moved into the final spot in the BBL Finals after beating the Melbourne Stars by three wickets at the MCG on Wednesday night.
The unconvincing win allowed the Thunder to jump up to fourth, securing a home final while Hobart dropped to sixth. The Thunder will host Brisbane at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday night.
“Looking back at our season, it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster,” Sangha said. “The good thing is that we have managed to find a way in those difficult situations, we are just finding ways to win.
“In a finals series, you just need a few things to go your way. For us going forward it’s all about recognizing those key moments in the game.”
The Thunder’s appearance in the final looked shaky at several stages throughout the campaign, when they were all-out for a T20 record low of 15 against the Adelaide Strikers.
The winner of the clash between the Thunder and the Heat will return on Sunday night for another sudden-death match against the Melbourne Renegades.
Top teams Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers will clash in front of 50,000 fans at the Optus Stadium on Saturday night.
The winner of that match would receive hosting rights for the final on February 4, with the loser playing the winner of Sunday Night’s match at Marvel Stadium.