Western Australia’s must win game for berth in final
Western Australia to win
It is the final league game in the Australia Domestic One-Day Cup 2021 and Western Australia would be taking on Tasmania in their home ground Perth. Western Australia earned a massive win in the last game against Victoria and it would add to their confidence while Tasmania comes into this contest after a narrow loss against New South Wales.
Western Australia would take confidence from their impressive record against Tasmania whom they have defeated in the last four games played between the two sides. They would have the conditions in their favour and it remains to be seen if Tasmania is able to pull off a surprise here.
Shaun Marsh’s side would be confident after their massive win against Victoria in the last game. It was a great effort from the side both with the bat and the ball that saw them to a 170 run win. They are still in the hunt for a berth in the final and massive win here would help their cause.
Sam Whiteman is in good form and along with Cameron Bancroft would look to provide the side with a good start in the game. In the middle order the side has good strength with Shaun Marsh, Cameron Green and Jos Inglis looking in great form at the moment. With Hilton Cartwright and Aaron Hadie in the side they have good batting to follow.
Joel Paris was sensational with the ball in the last game and he would look to carry on with the same flow here. Good spell would also be expected from Matthew Kelly. Green, Hardie and Laim Guthrie also did well in the last game and shall look to carry the form forward. With Liam O’Connor troubling the batsmen they have a good attack.
Shaun Marsh (c), Cameron Bancroft, Sam Whiteman, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis (wk), Hilton Cartwright, Aaron Hardie, Joel Paris, Matthew Kelly, Liam Guthrie, Liam O’Connor
It was a narrow loss for Matthew Wade’s side in the last game against New South Wales. From a winning position they went down by 3 wickets owing to a batting collapse in the middle order. Having already lost the chance of making it to the finals Wade would want his side to end the season on a high by winning this game.
Caleb Jewell and Ben McDermott are looking in good form at the top and they would look to provide the side with a positive start here. In the middle order runs would be expected from Tim Paine, Wade and Jordan Silk who went out cheaply in the last game. Beau Webster and Tom Andrews will have to play well in the finishing role in this game.
Jackson Bird and Riley Meredith look in good form at the moment and they would look to provide a good start with the new ball. Peter Siddle brings in lot of experience to this attack. Webster, Tom Andrews and Nathan Ellis would be looking to put up a good show here for the side to do well.
Matthew Wade (c), Tim Paine (wk), Caleb Jewell, Jordan Silk, Ben McDermott, Beau Webster, Tom Andrews, Nathan Ellis, Jackson Bird, Peter Siddle, Riley Meredith
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The weather would be partly cloudy over Perth on April 08. The track here has been unlike a typical Perth wicket and we have seen batsmen being able to play their strokes without much of fear. The side that bats first in the game would be targeting a score in excess of 280 runs on this surface.
WACA Perth is a lively pitch and there is lot of pace and bounce on this surface. Batsmen also find plenty of scoring opportunities since the ball comes on to the bat nicely. There isn’t much in this surface for the spinners as the ball doesn’t turn and grip as it does on other surfaces.
The pitch at this ground has been flat this season and in the two games that have been played the side batting first has emerged victorious. Both the captains are likely to take cue from those results and opt to bat first upon winning the toss.
Tasmania has done well in the season apart from the last game where their poor show ended their prospects of making it to the next round. But they gave a poor record against Western Australia which they would have to overcome in this game. Western Australia is playing at home where they have enjoyed an excellent record and this would put them ahead here.
Western Australia to win