WAU vs NSW Dream 11 Team: Australia’s premier domestic tournament, Sheffield Shield started last week with four teams appearing for the opening day of the season. We are here with our preview of the match between Western Australia and New South Wales. The WAU team is coming into this game after winning their last league fixture against South Australia by 205 runs. The best performer for the team was Ashton Agar, who contributed with both bat and ball. The form of Bancroft and Marsh would surely bring confidence into the batting department. While the wicket-keeper Inglis also made a significant contribution to help the team win the match by a big margin. In the bowling department, all the bowlers performed well, with the best being Cameron Gannon.
On the other side, the defending champions NSW will be playing their first match in the Sheffield Shield this year. They have the experienced Hughes and Henriques in the batting department. The players like Nevill and Patterson have shown enough promise in the past seasons of the Sheffield Shield. The bowling department is quite strong with the presence of Lyon and Starc. Sean Abbott will play a second-fiddle to them and is a valuable player to help the team in crucial situations of the match. It will an interesting battle with both teams looking strong on paper.
4th Match – Sheffield Shield 2020/21
Western Australia vs New South Wales
Date- Monday, 19th October 2020
Time:- 10:30AM (Local time)- 5:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Park 25 No.2, Adelaide
Streaming- Live on Kayo Sports, cricket.com.au, CA Live app.
Pitch Report- The pitch can be said as a good scoring track considering the totals it has seen in the past and supports both bowlers and batsmen.
Weather Report: The Weather is expected to be partly cloudy with minimum chances of rain.
Team Form: The WAU team is a stable team with few match-winners in the squad. They won their last match quite comprehensively and would like to maintain the same form. On the other hand, NSW came first in the standings in the last season won 6 out of the 9 matches, and would like to defend their title in an emphatic way.
Western Australia will most likely win the match due to their match-practice and good overall stability in all the departments. The New South Wales may have a stronger bowling attack, but they lack impact players in their ranks. Although, the New South Wales beat Western Australia by 223 runs in their last encounter. This time, the teams have a different combination and Western Australia has some fine young players who can perform well in the pressure situations. Here is the probable XI for WAU vs NSW Dream 11 prediction
WAU vs NSW Dream 11 Playing 11
WAU Playing 11 (expected)
Shaun Marsh (c)
NSW Playing 11 (expected)
Peter Nevill (c & wk)
S Marsh- He will surely be the most obvious choice for the captaincy slot for your fantasy team prediction owing to his experience of playing for the national team and the franchise leagues all around the world. In the last league match, he scored a century and helped the team to post a good total for the opposition team. Adding to that, he has scored 11039 runs at an average of 41.3 in 168 first-class matches.
D Hughes- One of the most consistent batsmen in the Australian domestic circuit is surely a captain pick for your WAU vs NSW today match prediction. In the 2019/20 season, he was the leading run-scorer for the team with 665 runs in 9 matches. In 47 first-class matches, he has an impressive average of 39.64.
A Agar- A match-winner for the Western Australia team over the years in all the three formats. Having an experience of playing in international cricket, he can be a quite handy performer in the crucial situations of the match. In 58 first-class matches, he has scored 2118 runs and has picked 146 wickets, and turns out to be a captain pick from the WAU team.
M Henriques- A player with a tremendous amount of experience of playing all around the world. In 100 first-class matches, he has scored 5129 runs and picked up 114 wickets. Looking at his track record, he is the best vice-captain pick for the Sheffield Shield Dream 11 team.
D Solway- He made his debut in the first-class in the last season of the Sheffield Shield and scored 498 runs in 7 matches, with an average of 55.33. If he maintains the same form, he is surely an important player to defend the title for the New South Wales team.
C Bancroft– One of the most well-composed players in the Australian domestic cricket, who will be one of the players to watch out in this season. He has started on a good note with a half-century in the last league match. With a calm head, he is one of the players to watch out for in the WAU vs NSW Dream 11 prediction.