The Marsh Cup 2019
Tasmania vs Victoria
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
23rd September 2019
7:30 AM IST
Victoria were defeated by Western Australia by a massive margin of 125 runs in their first match of this campaign. Their bowling would have to get in the groove by a fair bit if they aspire to notch a victory over Tasmania, who would be playing their first match of the tournament.
Partly cloudy weather but with absolutely no chance of rain and the temperature ranging around 11 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the encounter.
The track at W.A.C.A would present a considerable amount of bounce and pace, so the batsmen would have to adjust to the extra bit of bounce to avoid any troubles over here.
Predicted Playing XI:
George Bailey and Ben McDermott would be tasked to shoulder the responsibilities of the batting order whereas the likes of James Faulkner and Guriner Sandhu would be crucial from the team’s perspective as well.
George Bailey, James Faulkner, Alex Doolan, Jackson Bird, Gurinder Sandhu, Jordan Silk (c), Beau Webster, Jake Doran (wk), Ben McDermott (wk), Caleb Jewell, Riley Meredith
The Victorians have a star-packed batting order with the likes of Aaran Finch, Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson and Glenn Maxwell up in their ranks. Will Puckovski will have to perform adequately well to stand apart in the presence of these much more prominent players.
Aaron Finch, Matthew Short, Peter Handscomb (c), Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Jon Holland, Sam Harper (wk), Will Sutherland, Will Pucovski, Jackson Coleman, Scott Boland
The all-rounder duo of Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner are must-picks considering how brilliantly they can bag points when in form. Aaron Finch, Nic Maddinson and Scott Bolland are others who should be certainties in the Dream XI side.
1: Glenn Maxwell
2: Aaron Finch
3: James Faulkner
Dream XI & Point Projections:
S Harper, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
A Finch, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
A Doolan, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
W Puckovski, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
N Maddinson, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
J Faulkner, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
G Maxwell, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
J Bird, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
G Sandhu, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
J Coleman, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
S Boland, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
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