JLT Cup, 2018
Victoria vs Western Australia, 2nd semi-final
The second semi-final of the 2018 JLT Cup will see Victoria take on Western Australia in what is expected to be a riveting encounter at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
Western Australia has been imperious in the tournament thus far. With five wins in as many games, they finished the group table at the top of the pile and will come into this game as overwhelming favourites.
Where:- Junction Oval, Melbourne
When:- Sunday, October 07, 2018, 06:00 AM IST
Victoria, meanwhile, sneaked past New South Wales on account of a superior net run-rate in the Qualifying finals after finishing at the fourth spot in the points table.
The last time these two sides met, Western Australia romped home by six wickets after they bowled out the Victorians to a mere 200 in 45.4 overs. Andrew Tye (3-47) and Usman Qadir (3-50) were the spearheads of that win with the ball while Josh Phillipe (67), Josh Inglis (42) and Marcus Stonis (47) made sure that the target was chased down with disdain.
The semi-finals is an entirely different occasion and both sides will look to bring their A-game to the fore in a bid to inch one step closer to glory.
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Peter Handscomb (c & wk), Scott Boland, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron White, Mackenzie Harvey, Travis Dean, Marcus Harris, Jackson Coleman, Nic Maddinson, Chris Tremain, Matthew Short, Seb Gotch, Wes Agar, Will Sutherland, Zak Evans, Tom O Connell
Ashton Turner (c), Joel Paris, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Josh Inglis, Josh Philippe, Jonathan Wells, Hilton Cartwright, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Matt Kelly, Marcus Stoinis
Here’s how both teams might line-up for the 2nd semi-final:-
Wicket-keeper – Seb Gotch
Batsmen – Nic Maddinson, Cameron White, Marcus Harris, Peter Handscomb (c)
All-rounder – Glenn Maxwell, Mackenzie Harvey
Bowlers – Jackson Coleman, Scott Boland, Chris Tremain, Fawad Ahmed
Wicket-keeper: Josh Inglis
Batsmen: Ashton Turner, Josh Phillipe, Hilton Cartwright, D’Arcy Short
All-rounder: Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Usman Qadir, Jason Behendroff, Nathan Coulter Nile
Wicket-Keeper:- Josh Inglis (116 runs) opens the batting and have played few valuable knocks in the tournament thus far. He’ll be an ideal pick for the wicket-keeper slot.
Batsmen:- D’Archy Short (360 runs at 90.00), Cameron White (244 runs at 48.80), Peter Handscomb (232 runs at 46.40), Josh Phillipe (208 runs at 41.600, Ashton Turner (186 runs at 46.50) have been the bedrock of the batting unit for their respective sides.
All-rounders:- Marcus Stoinis (167 runs), Cameron Green (37 runs, 4 wickets) and Glenn Maxwell (180 runs, 2 wickets) have contributed with both bat and ball throughout the tournament.
Bowlers:- Andrew Tye (16 wickets at 28.00), Will Sutherland (8 wickets at 17.12), Usman Qadir (5 wickets at 28.200, Nathan Coulter-Nile (6 wickets at 24.33), Fawad Ahmed (2 wickets at 26.20) and Jackson Coleman (7 wickets at 24.14) have been the spearheads with the bowl.
Captain/Vice Captain Choices:- Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron White and Andrew Tye.
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