Australian ODD: Match 8, SAU vs TAS - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Marsh One-Day Cup, 2019: Match 8, South Australia vs Tasmania – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Tasmanian openers Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott will be crucial for multiplier roles due to their consistency.

Matthew Wade
Matthew Wade. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Marsh One-Day Cup 2019 will be played between South Australia and Tasmania at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (12:30 AM IST) (6:00 AM GMT)

This game will be live on the Cricket Australia website.


South Australia will be playing the first One-Day Cup match at home for the first time in more than six years. Adelaide’s Karen Rolton Oval will be hosting their fixture against the Tasmania team. Travis Head returns from the Ashes and will be taking over as South Australia from Jake Lehmann. Under Lehmann, they lost to Queensland and bounced back with a comfortable win against New South Wales.

Tasmania team, on the other hand, lost both the matches they played thus far. In the first game against Victoria, the Tasmania team lost their last five wickets for four runs when six runs were needed. They aimed a bonus-point win only to end up with no points. In their 2nd match, they conceded 312 to Queensland and were bowled out for just 210. Matthew Wade’s return will boost their batting.

Weather Condition/Report:

Karen Rolton Oval’s One-Day Cup is expected to be played under clear skies in most of the time on Sunday. There could be periodic cloud covering in the morning and evening. But it is unlikely to impact the match result.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Karen Rolton Oval will host a List A game for the first time. Earlier this month, the venue stood host for two WNCL games; both won by the teams chasing. A target of 197 was chased down in a 37 overs aside match and 204 in the 50-over game. We might see big scores in the first innings as the pitch tends to grip for the spinners as the game progresses.

Average first innings score: N/A

Record of chasing teams: N/A

Injury and Availability News:

Travis Head and Matthew Wade join South Australia and Tasmania respectively and will be leading them.

Probable Playing XIs:

South Australia:

Alex Carey (WK), Callum Ferguson, Jake Lehmann, Travis Head (C), Tom Cooper, Alex Ross, Cameron Valente, Joe Mennie, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Lloyd Pope.

Bench: Harry Nielsen, Luke Robins.


Matthew Wade (C), Ben McDermott, Alex Doolan, Caleb Jewell/Beau Webster, Jordan Silk, George Bailey, Jake Doran (WK), James Faulkner, Jackson Bird, Riley Meredith, Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan Ellis.

Bench: Caleb Jewell/Beau Webster, Jarrod Freeman.

Top Picks:

Matthew Wade has played some big knocks in the past 12 months in the limited-overs. He is fresh off two tons in the Ashes and would like to continue the same form. Ben McDermott continues to be a reliable batsman for Tasmania irrespective of the conditions on offer. Gurinder Sandhu was quite expensive in the last game but ended up with two wickets.

He has bagged 22 wickets from his last 8 One-Day Cup matches. Alex Carey’s wait for a List A century continued. The previous game seemed to be his day as he was striking at 100+ SR but was caught behind. Callum Ferguson opening the innings in the absence of Jake Weatherald will increase his chances of producing a big knock.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott, Callum Ferguson, Alex Carey

Vice-Captain – Tom Cooper, James Faulkner, George Bailey, Cameron Valente

The Tasmanian openers Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott will be crucial for multiplier roles due to their consistency in recent times.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott (C), Alex Carey (VC)

Batsmen – Beau Webster, Callum Ferguson, Jake Lehmann

All-Rounders – Tom Cooper, James Faulkner

Bowlers – Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis, Kane Richardson

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Matthew Wade (C), Ben McDermott

Batsmen – Callum Ferguson (VC), George Bailey, Jordan Silk

All-Rounders – Cameron Valente, Tom Cooper, James Faulkner

Bowlers – Gurinder Sandhu, Joe Mennie, Lloyd Pope


Expert Advice:

Travis Head is set to play this game as he will be leading the South Australian team. However, he is yet to be included in the Dream11 list. It might be tough to pick him given the 0 available credits. Head could be value at least 9.5 credits.

Probable Winners:

Tasmania could register their first win of the season with the inclusion of Wade.

*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.