Australian ODD: Match 1, WAU vs VCT - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Marsh One-Day Cup, 2019: Match 1, Western Australia vs Victoria – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and many other International players will feature in this match.

Cameron Bancroft
Cameron Bancroft. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 1st match of the Marsh One-Day Cup 2019 will be played between Western Australia and Victoria at the WACA Ground in Perth.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (11:30 AM IST) (6:00 AM GMT)

Live stream available on Cricket Australia’s websites and mobile applications.

Preview:

The Marsh One-Day Cup 2019 will kick start in grand style as Western Australia will host Victoria at the WACA Ground on Saturday. This game will feature International stars on both sides. Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell will hog the limelight for Victoria. The home team will have the services of Cameron Bancroft, Shaun Marsh, D’Arcy Short and Marcus Stoinis in the batting department for this match.

The presence of the WACA pace trio Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye will surely lit up this opening fixture. The Victorian team were the champions of the previous Australian domestic One-Day Cup. They defeated the Western Australia team at home during the semi-final on their way to the title. However, the last time Victoria won at the WACA against the hosts in One-Day Cup was back in 2010.


Weather Condition/Report:

It will be a miracle if the match at the WACA gets interrupted by rain. The weather forecast suggests clear weather and no chances of rain.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The previous domestic one-day cup witnessed scores between 205 and 245 across the three matches played at the WACA. The scores were too less to defend as all the three were chased down convincingly. The new ball does a bit in both innings at this venue and the extra bounce could deceive the batsman who try playing more shots early on.

Average first innings score: 227 (List A matches since 2018)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 0

Injury and Availability News:

Both the teams have announced squads for this match.


Probable Playing XIs:

Western Australia:

Josh Philippe (WK), Cameron Bancroft, Shaun Marsh, D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner (C), Matt Kelly, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye.

Bench: Hilton Cartwright, Cameron Green.

Victoria:

Aaron Finch, Will Pucovski, Sam Harper, Peter Handscomb (C), Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Matthew Short, Jon Holland, Jackson Coleman, Will Sutherland, Scott Boland.

Bench: Travis Dean, Mackenzie Harvey, Andrew Fekete, Chris Tremain.


Top Picks:

All the Australian Internationals have been in some sort of heading into the tournament. Aaron Finch was brilliant in the World Cup and during the ODI series against Pakistan. Cameron Bancroft scored a couple of centuries for Durham in the One-Day Cup. Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh and Will Pucovski also scored runs in the List A format this year.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Aaron Finch, Cameron Bancroft, Shaun Marsh, Will Pucovski

Vice-Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Philippe

Cameron Bancroft averages 94.25 in List A cricket this year. He scored 377 runs across seven innings which includes two of his three hundreds in this format.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Cameron Bancroft (VC), Peter Handscomb

Batsmen – Aaron Finch (C), Will Pucovski, Shaun Marsh, Josh Philippe

All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jon Holland

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Peter Handscomb

Batsmen – Will Pucovski (VC), Shaun Marsh (C), Josh Philippe, D’Arcy Short

All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Short

Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jon Holland


Expert Advice:

As many as seven big names present in this match cost 9.5 credits and more. This would make it tough to pick the home team pacers who cost 9 credits each. Josh Philippe, Matthew Short, Jackson Coleman and even Will Pucovski cost only 8 credits each. Picking three of these four will be helpful.

Probable Winners:

Western Australia could win this match due to the home advantage.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.