In another unusual season which has seen multiple fixture readjustments, this will be the third time the Tigers and Bulls have faced off this season.
In their first encounter it was Tim Ward who starred in a drawn match on the typically batter-friendly Karen Rolton Oval pitch in Adelaide. On that occasion it was Tim Ward who starred for both the Tigers and in the greater context of the game. He finished the match with a total of 225 runs to his name, including his maiden first-class century in the first innings.
When the two sides met in Townsville three weeks later it was an almost opposite affair, with the Bulls running out outright winners by 96 runs, with Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja and Matthew Renshaw all scoring first innings centuries.
Although Labuschagne and Khawaja will both certainly miss this clash due to being with the Australian squad in Pakistan, the Queensland bowlers will also need to be looked out for, with Matt Kuhnemann taking 10 wickers for the match in the last encounter between the two sides.
The Tigers have named a squad of 12 for this week's Marsh Sheffield Shield clash against the Queensland Bulls:
Jake Doran (wk)
Beau Webster (c)
The Tigers are excited to welcome back captain, Beau Webster, from injury, whilst Gabe Bell has also been brought into the squad.
Nathan Ellis and Ben McDermott (Australian duties) and Riley Meredith and Matthew Wade (IPL) are currently overseas, and hence, unavailable for selection.
Peter Siddle will be rested for what will likely be the final game of the season, and will join the Tigers' coaching staff for the match against Queensland.
Unfortunately, Jarrod Freeman, Lawrence Neil-Smith and Charlie Wakim remain unavailable for selection due to injury. Non-contracted player, Tom Rogers – who played in the Tigers most recent Shield match against Victoria – is also unable to be considered for selection due to injury.
Play commences at 10.30am each day, with gates open from 10am.