SAU vs QUN Dream11 Prediction: South Australia and Queensland will lock horns in the third match of Sheffield Shied season 2021-22. Both teams played out a draw in their respective first matches, and earned 2 points. Queensland are the defending champions, and will be led by Usman Khawaja. On the other hand, South Australia will be led by Travis Head. The match will be played from 15-18 October 2021 at the Adelaide Oval.
Queensland and South Australia had contrasting seasons last time around, as Queensland finished first in the points table, with 33 points. On the other hand, South Australia finished on the bottom of the group stage with just 12 points from their eight games, which includes three draws and five losses.
Queensland kickstarted their campaign against Tasmania, whereas, South Australia faced Western Australia in their opening encounter. South Australia scored 492 runs in their first innings, whereas, Western Australia scored 465 runs in the first innings and 292 for the loss of six wickets in the second innings. As for Queensland, they scored 355 runs in their first innings, as compared to Tasmania’s scores of 500 and 196 in the first and second innings respectively.
Fixture Name: Match 3, South Australia vs Queensland
Competition: Sheffield Shield 2021-22
Date: 15 October- 18 October, 2021
Time: 5:30 AM IST
Team Form Guide:
QUN (recent last): D W D
SAU (recent last): D W W
Ground: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Pitch Report: The pitch at the iconic Adelaide Oval is known to favor the batsman, given the huge amount of scores scored last season. The track is known to offer a bit of assistance to the pace bowlers, however, spinners will have to be patient in order to grab a few wickets. The average first innings score at this venue last season was 482.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: The last Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval was played between South Australia and New South Wales last season. South Australia: 482-8 (d), 178-6 (d), New South Wales: 366-7 (d), 298-4. New South Wales managed to win the match by 6 wickets.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Alex Carey, Jimmy Peirson
BATSMEN: Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns, Travis Head, Bryce Street
ALL-ROUNDERS: Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser
BOWLERS: Daniel Worrall, Nathan McAndrew, Lloyd Pope
Queensland are the stronger team on paper, given that they possess the likes of Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns and Marnus Labuschagne in their batting lineup. However, South Australia’s bowling attack is stronger as compared to the defending champions, as they have the likes of Daniel Worrall and Nathan McAndrew in their ranks.
Queensland did not have the best start to the season, as they struggled in their opening match against Tasmania. They conceded 500 runs in the first innings, and they could manage to pick up just six wickets. However, Queensland are the defending champions and boast of a strong side, hence they are expected to make a strong comeback.
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. He failed to score big in the first match of the 2021-22 season, as he was dismissed for just 32 runs against Tasmania. However, he did show some positive intent, as he was batting at a strike rate of over 100. Marnus Labuschagne last year’s performance:
Bryce Street was the player of the match for Queensland in their opening match against Tasmania. The stylish batter smashed 143 runs off 334 balls to get the defending champions to a respectable total. He scored 14 boundaries, and cleared the ropes on three occasions. Given that he is just 23 years old, he will surely want to impress the selectors with his consistent performances. His performance this season:
Queensland have named a 12-man squad for the fixture against South Australia. They will be led by the experienced batter, Usman Khawaja. Billy Stanlake has been omitted from the squad. Mitchell Swepson has travelled with the Australian squad for the T20 World Cup, hence he is not a part of the squad. There are no major injury concerns for Queensland, as they hope to defend their title.
QUN Playing 11 (Likely)
• Joe Burns
• Usman Khawaja
• Marnus Labuschagne
• Matt Renshaw
• Bryce Street
• Jimmy Peirson
• Jack Wildermuth
• Mark Steketee
• Michael Neser
• Blake Edwards
• Matthew Kuhnemann
South Australia boast of a strong squad, particularly their batting department. The likes of Alex Carey and Travis Head are experienced batters, and will hope to make it count this time around. South Australia managed to score 492 runs in their first match against Western Australia, courtesy of a brilliant knock from captain, Travis Head. In the bowling department, it was Lloyd Pope who was the pick of the bowlers, as he managed to pick wickets in both innings.
Travis Head is undoubtedly one of the most important members of South Australia. Head will lead his side once again this campaign, and will expect a much better result this time around. Last season, he smashed 893 runs in seven matches, at an impeccable average of 68.69. He finished as the second highest run-getter of the tournament. In the opening game of the tournament against Western Australia, he smashed 163 runs guiding his team to a respectable first innings score. With the ball, he managed to pick up a wicket in the second innings. Head during the last season:
Lloyd Pope spun his magic with the ball in the first match of the season against Western Australia. Pope picked up 7 wickets across two innings. In the first innings, he picked up 4 wickets, whereas, in the second, he had 3 scalps to his name. Pope picked up the crucial wickets of Josh Philippe, Cameron Bancroft and Hilton Cartwright in the opening encounter. Pope in his first match:
South Australia have named a strong 13-man squad for their second match against Queensland in the Sheffield Shield. Jake Weatherald is expected to open the batting, whereas, Travis Head and Alex Carey will lead the charge from the middle order. There are no injury concerns for South Australia, heading into their second game of the season.
SAU Playing 11 (Likely)
• Jake Weatherald
• Henry Hunt
• Travis Head (c)
• Alex Carey (wk)
• Jake Lehmann
• Jake Carder
• Wes Agar
• Daniel Worrall
• Lloyd Pope
• David Grant
• Nathan McAndrew
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Watch South Australia vs Queensland 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 match will be held at the iconic Adelaide Oval.
The match will not be broadcasted on any channel. The game will be streamed live on cricket.com.au, the CA Live app and Kayo Sports. The match between Queensland and South Australia will be held between October 15-18, 2021.
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