New South Wales vs South Australia, Match 6
26th September 2019, 5:00 AM IST
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
The sixth game of the Marsh One Day Cup sees New South Wales taking on South Australia on Thursday with both sides desperate for a first win of the season. Both teams lost their first games to Queensland although New South Wales did run them close be posting a 300+ score in the first innings. Both sides have fielded some youngsters in their side but South Australia should be considered the favourites with the likes of Alex Carey, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson in their ranks for this match. Nevertheless, NSW will bank on the experience of Moises Henriques and Peter Nevill in what will be a stern test against Jake Lehmann and co at the Allan Border Field.
The pitch is on the slower side with Queensland’s spinners running riot against South Australia in the previous game. Nevertheless, runs are on offer with 260-270 being competitive on this surface.
The weather is all clear for this game with temperatures also varying in the range of 17-20 degrees all across Brisbane. The pacers will get help early on with the new ball in what is a decent pitch to be a fast bowler.
Injuries: No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
With the pitch being a touch on the slower side, Kane Richardson and Sean Abbott are great selections given their use of subtle variations. Along with them, the experienced pair of Moises Henriques and Callum Ferguson are also preferred. Considering his recent form, Alex Carey is a must-have in the side while Cameron Valente and Wes Agar should do well for South Australia on Thursday.
1. Moises Henriques
2. Alex Carey
3. Kane Richardson
Callum Ferguson, Points: 32-34, Grade: A
Jake Lehmann, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
Alex Carey, Points: 90-92, Grade: A+
Moises Henriques, Points: 90-92, Grade: A+
Daniel Hughes, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Jack Edwards, Points: 50-52, Grade: B
Arjun Nair, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
Cameron Valente, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
Kane Richardson, Points: 95-97, Grade: A+
Sean Abbott, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
Wes Agar, Points: 54-56, Grade: A