The Tigers will be looking to start confidently against Vics, after a shaky start in their previous match against the home side.  On that occasion, it was the Tigers first match in the WNCL re-start; their first game in almost three months since their five-wicket win over a strong Queensland side.

Sent in to bat on that occasion, the Tigers slumped to 3-7 in juts the fifth over, before Emma Manix-Geeves (22) and Naomi Stalenberg (31) managed to steady the ship.  Coming in to bat at number nine it was veteran Sarah Coyte who saved the day for the Tigers however.  Combining with 17-year-old Amy Smith (36), the pair piled on 75 runs between them, which Coyte finishing on 69*.

A stellar performance from the Tigers with the ball – led by Coyte, who finished with figures of 3-39 off 9.4 overs – turned the tables dramatically, with Tasmanian going on to record a 47-run bonus-point win.

Whilst a win or a draw/no result would secure the Tigers’ fate, even with a loss they could still find themselves playing off in a WNCL Final for the first time.  However, the team are keen to secure their own destiny with a win, as opposed to relying on other results to go their way.

The same 14-player squad has been named to face Victoria:

Chloe Abel
Sarah Coyte
Maisy Gibson
Corinne Hall
Emma Manix-Geeves
Sasha Moloney
Rachel Priest
Clare Scott
Hayley Silver-Holmes
Amy Smith
Emily Smith
Naomi Stalenberg
Molly Strano
Elyse Villani (c)

If selected in the final XI, Chloe Abel will make her debut for the Tigers.

Tomorrow’s match will begin at 10am local time, with the match available to be streamed via both Kayo Sports and cricket.com.au.