It is shaping up to be yet another enthralling game of cricket between the two teams, with both still in the hunt for a spot in next weekend’s Marsh Cup Grand Final. In fact, both teams will not just be required to win, but will be looking for a win with a bonus point if either are to knock Queensland out of second sport in the Marsh One-Day Cup standings.
The visitors will have a tough task ahead of them however, with Western Australia having an excellent record at home. Not only have they won seven of their last eight one-day outings against the Tigers – in fact, their last loss to them came back in October 2015 – but WA have registered 11 one-day victories in a row at the WACA.
Ben McDermott is a welcome return to the Tigers potential line-up. After returning to the side in their most recent Marsh Cup match back on March 18 – a three-wicket loss to New South Wales - McDermott went on to smash 68 runs off 70 balls, before re-injuring a hamstring complaint he picked up whilst on tour in New Zealand, and unfortunately, has not taken to the field since.
The Tigers bowling line up is also likely to look quite different to their last one-day outing, with Nathan Ellis (injured), Riley Meredith (IPL commitments) and Peter Siddle (WA border restrictions) all unavailable for section. Jarrod Freeman, Alex Pyecroft, Tom Rogers and all-rounder, Mitch Owen, have all been brought into the squad to offer different options with the ball.
The Tigers have named a 14-player squad to face Western Australia:
Matthew Wade (c)
The playing XI will be confirmed at the toss.