Tigers Men's Head Coach, Adam Griffith, spoke to media today about last week's fine season opening win in Brisbane and previewed tomorrow's trip to Perth ahead of the clash with WA starting on Thursday.
The Tigers will take a squad of 13 after Charlie Wakim was added to an unchanged squad of 12 for the journey west.
Wakim led the Hurricanes Academy on their trip to Abu Dhabi at the start of this month and has been in top form for Lindisfarne in the Detail First Premier League and for the Tigers in the Toyota Futures League upon returning.
Griffith says Wakim's selection is based purely on the weight of the runs the 27-year-old has put on the board.
"He's been in some great form," said Griffith.
"He made some runs over there (UAE), a hundred in local cricket and an 80 and a 40 last week in Futures League."
The Tigers 10-wicket star from last week, Jackson Bird, said the collective bowling performance against Queensland was their best in a while, bowling the Bulls out twice for less than 250 runs.
Griffith had nothing but praise for his bowlers' efforts in that clash.
"Yeah it was pretty good!" he said.
"I think the pleasing thing for us was that Jackson got the reward with 10 wickets but the whole group bowled really well together."
"It's been something we've been working on with this set of bowlers is to do the work together and it was good to see Gabe Bell (4/17 in the second innings) get some reward on the last day."
"Rainbird, Rogers and Milenko each bowled quite well during the game as well."
"It happened quite quick on that last morning, we didn't expect it to happen quite the way it did but it pleasing to see the execution of our skills and plans result in the 20 wickets."
He continued to warn however, that a WA side coming off a loss to Victoria will be pretty keen to make amends and conditions will be different.
"It's on their ground, they're going to be pretty eager to turn things around," said Griffith.
"And the WACA is one of those places where if you don't get it quite right, you can go the journey. So we'll be working really hard today at training and when we arrive to find what that length looks like for us."
Griffith then spoke about Gabe Bell and his return to the team after an ill-timed foot injury last campaign.
"It's really exciting to see Gabe Bell back out playing for Tasmania," he said.
"He showed last year what he can do and it was a really tough injury for him coming into the back-end of the season when he had such good form."
"To push through on his return which was on the ground where he got injured and take wickets was good for him and his confidence and good for us because when he's bowling well we tend to bowl well as a group.
With an away game to come against NSW following the trip to Perth, the Tigers will have played three matches away to start the season, but then have three games at Blundstone Arena before the summer switches to the Big Bash.
Griffith says these matches away from home have the ability to generate a lot of confidence within the group.
"You kept caught up within the contest you're in that you don't look too far ahead," said Griffith.
"But having three games in a row away at the start of the year, we've actually really embraced that.
"It's something that we've looked forward to because if you can play well away from home, we know how to play here at Blundstone Arena and we had some good success here last year and it's actually exciting to be on the road and show what we can do as a team."
The Tigers clash with WA starts on Thursday and will be on livestream from 1:30 AEDT daily at cricket.com.au or on the CA Live app.