JLT Cup, 2018
South Australia vs Queensland Bulls, Qualifying Final 01
After weeks of pulsating action between bat and ball, Brobdingnagian scores, tense finishes, and edge-of-a-seat action, we are finally down to the business end of the tournament.
The top two sides in Western Australia and Tasmania have already qualified for the semi-finals and they await the winners of the two qualifying final which are scheduled to be held between the bottom four sides of the group stage.
The first Qualifying final will see third-placed South Australia (9 points) lock horns with the bottom-placed Queensland Bulls (5 points) at North Oval Sydney on Wednesday.
Where:- North Oval, Sydney
Match Timing:-Wednesday, October 03, 2018, 08:30 AM IST
The winner of the match will play Western Australia in the first semi-final on Saturday, October 06, 2018.
South Australia won just two games out of five in the group stage and they shrugged off their run of three defeats in a row with an eight-run win over Victoria after their bowlers scripted a sensational collapse after Peter Handscomb and Cameron White had put on a 126-run stand for the third wicket.
Joe Mennie (3-38) started the collapse when he knocked over Peter Handscomb for 64 before Luke Robbins had Cameron White short of the crease. Adam Zampa (3-58), then, initiated a scintillating collapse to bowl Victoria out for 252- 8 runs adrift of the target.
They'll face Queensland Bulls, who come into this encounter on the back of a six-wicket loss at the hands of New South Wales despite a swashbuckling 135 off 113 balls by Chris Lynn. They came in way of a rampaging Jack Edwards (116) and Moises Henriques' run-a-ball 134 to overhaul their target of 297 in 45.4 overs.
Read on for SAU vs QUN Team News, Match Preview & Playing 11
Alex Carey (wk), Joe Mennie, Chadd Sayers, Alex Ross, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Spencer Johnson, Tom Cooper, Daniel Worrall, Jake Lehmann (c), Harry Nielsen, Callum Ferguson, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson
Jack Prestwidge, Billy Stanlake, Charlie Hemphrey, Sam Heazlett, Xavier Bartlett, Sam Truloff, Jimmy Peirson, Lachlan Pfeffer (wk) Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth, Luke Feldman, Mark Steketee, Joe Burns
Here's how both teams might possibly line-up for SAU vs QUN, Qualifying Final:-
Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Jake Weatherald, Conor McLinkrey, Jake Lehmann, Callum Ferguson
All-rounder – Tom Cooper (D:- Cameron Valente)
Bowlers – Adam Zampa, Joe Mennie, Kane Richardson, Chadd Sayers
Wicket-keeper – Jimmy Peirson
Batsmen – Max Bryant, Charlie Hemphrey, Joe Burns, Sam Heazlett, Chris Lynn
All-rounder – Mark Steketee
Bowlers – Xavier Bartlett, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Swepson, M Khunemann
Wicket-keeper:- Alex Carey has been imperious behind the wicket and has given good starts to South Australia more often than not in the tournament. He'll be the ideal choice for a wicket-keeper batsman.
Batsmen:- Chris Lynn (369 runs at 92.25) has been the lynchpin of Queensland's fledgling batting unit along with Sam Heazlett (275 runs at 55.00). Lynn comes into this game on the back of an imperious 113-ball-135. From South Australia, you may opt for Jake Lehmann. who has scored 221 runs at an average of 55.25. Callum Ferguson (227 runs at 45.40) scored a match-winning 133 in the last game for South Australia.
All-rounders:- Mark Steketee (11 wickets at 28.36), Cameron Valente (if fit) and Tom Cooper could be your ideal choice as all-rounders.
Bowlers:- Adam Zampa, with 12 wickets at 20.67 is the second highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He, along with Kane Richardson (7 wickets), Billy Stanlake and Mitchell Swepson could be your ideal picks in your fantasy XI.
Captain & Vice Captain:- Your ideal choice of captain and vice-captain can be Calum Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Jake Lehmann, Jake Weatherland, Sam Heazlett, and Mitchell Swepson.
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