SAU vs WAU Dream11 Prediction: The first match of the Australia One-Day Cup 2021-22 is scheduled to be played between South Australia and Western Australia on 22 September at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide. Some players from both the teams will miss the initial part of the tournament due to their participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Phase 2.
Both these teams had quite contrasting campaigns in the previous edition of the Australia One-Day Cup 2020-21. The South Australia side had a really disappointing performance as they lost all of their five matches last year and finished at the bottom position on the points tally. On the other hand, Western Australia finished as the runners-up in the last season as they lost the finals against New South Wales. Western Australia managed to win three out of their five matches.
In the previous match between these two teams during the last edition of the Australia One Day Cup 2020-21, Western Australia registered an amazing 13-run victory in a high-scoring encounter against South Australia in Perth. Cricket Australia have just announced two matches so far for this edition of the competition and complete schedule will be released very soon.
Fixture Name: Match 1, South Australia vs Western Australia
Competition: Australia One Day Cup
Date: 22 September
Time: 6 AM IST
Ground: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Pitch Report: The surface at the Karen Rolton Oval is expected to offer enough help to the batsmen and the bowlers. Things will be a little difficult for the bowlers as the batters will make merry in these brilliant conditions. The spinners will surely come into play as the game progresses. The average first innings total will be around 260-270. However, the captain winning the toss will choose to bowl first.
It will be a really good choice to pick more of Western Australia players in your respective dream fantasy teams. The likes of Alex Carey, Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh are must picks for this match. The conditions will be suitable for batting and thus, it will be a calculative move to include as many batters to increase the chances of winning big contests.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Alex Carey, Josh Inglis
BATSMEN: D’Arcy Short, Jake Weatherald, Shaun Marsh
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ashton Agar, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head
BOWLERS: Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Wes Agar
The Western Australia team will definitely start as the favourites in this match as they finished as the runner-up last season. They are likely to win this game. On the other hand, South Australia will be eyeing to play with the best of their potentials in this opening game of the competition. Thus, it is expected to be an entertaining contest.
The South Australia team will have to put up an improved performance both in the batting as well as bowling departments to do well in this Australia One Day Cup 2021-22. The likes of Alex Carey, Travis Head, Jake Weatherald and Jake Lehmann will have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Daniel Worrall, Kane Richardson and Brendan Doggett will be their important bowlers.
South Australia captain Alex Carey will have to lead from the front this season. The left-handed wicket-keeper batsman has a brilliant record in the 50-overs format and is quite an experienced performer at the international level. He has scored more than 2000 runs in List A cricket that includes 14 half-centuries and 1 hundred. Carey has also smashed more than 1200 runs in 45 ODIs for Australia.
For the South Australia, Travis Head had a wonderful performance in the previous edition of the tournament. The left-handed batsman finished the season as the second highest run-getter with a total of 276 runs in just 5 innings at an impressive average of 55.20. He also has a brilliant List A record having scored more than 3500 runs from 106 matches at an average of close to 40.
SAU Playing 11 (likely)
The Western Australia side have some really experienced players in the batting and bowling department. Shaun Marsh, D’Arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh and Jos Inglis will be their important batsmen and they will be hoping to perform with the best of their abilities in this match. On the other hand, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff and Matthew Kelly will have to deliver with the ball.
For the Western Australia side, Mitchell Marsh has been really effective both with the bat and ball over the years. The Aussie all-rounder has performed consistently well in both the departments for his national team in the recent while. Marsh has notched up more than 3000 runs and taken nearly 100 wickets in List A cricket.
Western Australia’s fast bowler Jhye Richardson will be a key player to watch out for in this match due to his amazing record with the ball. Richardson has picked up more than 50 wickets in just 37 matches. The right-arm pacer has an average of 29.86 and an economy of 5.47 in List A cricket. He will have to lead the Western Australia bowling attack in this match.
WAU Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the Australia One Day Cup 2021-22 Live score and streaming on cricket.com.au. All the player stats, details, analysis and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Cricket Australia website. There will a great experience of entertainment. There will be some really talented players in action in this SAU vs WAU match.
The 2021-22 edition of the Australia One-Day Cup will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights were not up for grabs as it is a domestic limited-overs tournament played in Australia and the live streaming will be available only at the online platform which is the Cricket Australia official website.
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