QUN vs TAS Dream11 Prediction: Queensland and Tasmania will lock horns in the second match of the Sheffield Shield 2021-22. The match will be held from September 28-October 1, 2021. Queensland have the likes of Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne in their squad, whereas, Tasmania have the likes of Matthew Wade and Peter Siddle.
Queensland are the defending champions, as they outclassed New South Wales in the finals of the Sheffield Shield last season. On the other hand, Tasmania finished on the fourth spot, claiming 28 points from their 8 matches. Tasmania won two matches, lost and drew three matches each to end up on the fourth spot. Meanwhile, Queensland finished on top of the group stage, with 33 points to their name.
Queensland will be led by experienced Australian batter, Usman Khawaja, whereas, Tasmania will be led by Australian wicket-keeper batsman, Matthew Wade. Sheffield Shield is an important stage for both captains, given that the squad for the Ashes series against England will be announced soon. Queensland are one of the strongest teams on paper, given their all-around abilities.
Fixture Name: Match 2, Queensland vs Tasmania
Competition: Sheffield Shield 2021-22
Date: 28 September- 1 October, 2021
Time: 5:30 AM IST
Team Form Guide:
QUN (recent last): W D D
TAS (recent last): W W D
Ground: Ian Healy Oval, Brisbane
Pitch Report: This is the first match that will be played at the Ian Healy Stadium, and hence the conditions are expected to be tricky. However, expect the track to be a batsman-friendly one, and offer a bit of assistance to pace bowlers. Since this is the first match at this venue, there is no average first innings score.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: In the last season of Sheffield Shield, only one match was scheduled to be held at the Ian Healy Oval. The match was to be held between Queensland and South Australia. However, the match was abandoned even without a ball being bowled due to heavy rains.
The second match of the Sheffield Shield will be played between Queensland and Tasmania. Since it is the opening match of the tournament for both the sides, there will be a lot of uncertainty regarding the playing combinations. Hence, we will choose players who have performed well during the past campaign and are expected to hold their place.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Matthew Wade
BATSMEN: Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns, Jordan Silk, Matt Renshaw, Caleb Jewell
ALL-ROUNDERS: Marnus Labuschagne, Jack Wildermuth
BOWLERS: Peter Siddle, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee
Queensland were the team to beat last season, as they had a star-studded batting line up. This season, Queensland enter as the favorites and will look forward to defend their title. Their batting lineup is one of the most feared ones in the competition, as they have the likes of Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Burns and Matt Renshaw. Meanwhile, Matthew Wade will lead the charge for Tasmania in the batting department, and Peter Siddle will spearhead the bowling department.
Queensland have several match-winners in their side. The likes of Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne and Joe Burns have played several tests for Australia, and are must haves in your team. Moreover, Queensland are one of the top sides in the tournament, with their star-studded batting and bowling line-ups respectively.
Marnus Labuschagne was in red-hot form last season, when he smashed 821 runs in his eight matches at an impeccable average of 82.10. The right-hander ended as the third highest run-getter of the tournament. His last match came against New South Wales in the finals, where he smashed 192 runs to hand his team a hefty first innings lead.
Mitchell Swepson impressed one and all with the ball last season, after he picked up 32 wickets in just 5 matches for his side, at an average of 23.41. He ended as the third highest wicket-taker of the tournament in that process. In the finals of the Sheffield Shield last season, he picked up three wickets in the last innings to hand the victory to Queensland.
Queensland have named a 12-man squad for the opening fixture against Tasmania. They will be led by the experienced batter, Usman Khawaja. Billy Stanlake has been omitted from the 12-man squad for the opening fixture against Tasmania. There are no major injury concerns for Queensland, as they hope to defend their title.
QUN Playing 11 (Likely)
Tasmania will be up against an uphill task as they clash against the defending champions, Queensland. Matthew Wade will lead Tasmania, and will have to step up against one of the best sides of the tournament. Meanwhile, Peter Siddle will lead the pace bowling department alongside the likes of Sam Rainbird and Lawrence Neil Smith.
Peter Siddle is one of the most experienced Australian bowlers, and he has been on the domestic circuit for a long period of time. Siddle picked up 18 wickets last season in his six matches at an average of 27.94. The Australian pacer missed the last match of the previous season against Western Australia owing to an injury.
Matthew Wade, captain of Tasmania is one of the most important batters in his side. The left-hander played just four matches last season, but managed to deliver handsome returns, as he scored 403 runs at an average of 57.57. Wade struck five fifties last season, and will hope to convert his starts into a bigger knocks this season.
Tim Paine is unavailable for selection owing to a neck injury. Meanwhile, Jackson Bird is also not a part of the 13-man squad for the opener against Queensland. Bird was the highest wicket-taker for Tasmania last season, which would be a big blow for Matthew Wade’s side. Nathan Ellis is also unavailable for selection, as he is playing in the IPL representing Punjab Kings.
TAS Playing 11 (Likely)
Watch Queensland vs Tasmania Sheffield Shield 2021-22 Live streaming on Fancode. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the FanCode app. The live scores can also be tracked on the Offical Cricket Australia Website. The first two games of the season can be viewed by the spectators in the stands, and the tickets are free of any cost.
The match will not be broadcasted on any channel. The first two games of the season will be streamed live on cricket.com.au, the CA Live app and Kayo Sports. The match between Queensland and Tasmania will be held between September 28-October 1, 2021. The match will be played at the Ian Healy Oval in Brisbane.
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