WHAT: Tasmanian Tigers vs Queensland Bulls: JLT Sheffield Shield - Round 6

WHEN: THIS Friday 7 – Monday 10 December 2018

WHERE: Blundstone Arena, Hobart

Our 4th-placed Tasmanian Tigers will meet the 5th-placed Queensland Bulls, in the second re-match of last season's JLT Sheffield Shield Final, at Hobart's Blundstone Arena from this Friday morning 7 December.

This Round 6 of the Shield Series will be the last one before taking a 10-week break for the Men's BBL|08 Big Bash Season which begins in earnest on Wednesday 19 December.

The Tigers and Bulls already clashed up at the Gabba back in Round 1 on 16-19 October with Tasmania running out easy 246-run winners – Tasmania: 355 & 132 vs Queensland: 148 & 93.

This is also the last of three consecutive home games at Blundstone Arena which has recorded a loss to ladder-leaders Victoria and a win over South Australia in the past fortnight, plus the instalment of our new State Captain Matthew Wade.

The Bulls are coming off their first win of the season over the first-placed Victorian squad at the Gabba last week, while the victorious Tigers are just .22 points behind Western Australia who currently sit in third place on the ladder.

Play begins from 10:30am to between 5:30/6pm daily (AEDT) and a livestream of the match is available via www.cricket.com.au or the Cricket Australia LIVE App.


Tasmanian Tigers Full Squad:

Matthew Wade (c)
George Bailey
Gabe Bell
Jackson Bird
Alex Doolan
Jake Doran
Ben McDermott
Riley Meredith
Simon Milenko
Tim Paine (Australia Test Team)
Alex Pyecroft
Sam Rainbird (Futures League)
Tom Rogers (Injured)
Gurinder Sandhu (Futures League)
Jordan Silk
Aaron Summers
Beau Webster (Injured)

Head Coach: Adam Griffith
Senior Assistant Coach: Jeff Vaughan

Queensland Bulls Most Recent Squad vs Victoria:

Matthew Renshaw, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja (c), Charlie Hemphrey, Marnus Labuschagne, Jack Wildermuth, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Luke Feldman.

Tasmanian Tigers (4th) - 5 games | 2 wins | 1 draw | 2 losses - 5.5 bonus points | 18.5 total points.

Queensland Bulls (5th) - 5 games | 1 win | 2 draws | 2 losses - 6 bonus points | 14 total points.

Session Times (Local):

Session One: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Session Two: 1:10pm - 3:10pm
Session Three: 3:30pm - 5:30/6pm
Minimum 96 overs per day