In the final red ball match before KFC BBL|11 begins, the Tigers will be in search of a repeat result of their first Shield match against the Western Australians at the WACA, in which the Tasmanians came away three-wicket outright winners.
Although he was withdrawn from the match halfway through after being struck on the head, it was Lawrence Neil-Smith who led the way for the tourists, securing a five-wicket haul in the first innings, followed by a knock of 60 as the nightwatchman to see him named Player of the Match.
The Tigers have named a 12-player squad to face Western Australia:
Jordan Silk (c)
If selected in the starting XI, Brad Hope will make his Tigers debut.
Nathan Ellis and Matthew Wade (international commitments) and Jackson Bird, Riley Meredith and Beau Webster (injury) are unavailable for selection. Jordan Silk will captain the side in Beau Webster's absence.