Sheffield Shield 2020-21, Match 18: VCT vs QUN Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Sheffield Shield 2020-21, Match 18: VCT vs QUN Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

It is advisable to pick Peter Handscomb as the captain of any one of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Peter Handscomb
Peter Handscomb. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 18th match of the Sheffield Shield between Victoria and Queensland will be played at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane, on 15th March, Friday.

This match will start at 05:30 AM IST and 10:00 AM local time. 

Preview:

Victoria are taking on Queensland for the next fixture in the Sheffield Shield season 2020-21. Victoria are coming off a rain-interrupted draw against Tasmania last week. It was the fourth draw for Victoria this season, which placed them at the fourth position in the points table. They have won only one game so far and would like to get that winning momentum back in their away fixtures to keep their chances alive for a spot in the finals. 

On the other side, Queensland are having a pretty good season so far with 28.14 points. They have won three out of their five encounters followed by a draw in the last game. Their batting order has been in top form with everyone stepping in when needed. They will just need to keep things simple and continue their good run to make it through to the next round.


VCT vs QUN Weather Report for Match 18:

There are 60-70% chances of precipitation during the morning, followed by even more during the third session. The temperature will be around 23-24 degree celsius. The weather forecast suggests even more rain in the next three days. 

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch here at the Allan Border Field will assist the batsmen more than their bowling counterparts. Any score of under 400 might be below par here.

Average first innings score:

482 (Last 2 Sheffield Shield games)


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Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added if there is an update)

VCT vs QUN Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Victoria:

Marcus Harris, Nic Maddinson, Peter Handscomb (c), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Matthew Short, Seb Gotch (wk), James Pattinson, Will Sutherland, Mitchell Perry, Jon Holland, Scott Boland

Bench:

Jonathan Merlo

Queensland

Bryce Street, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja (c), Matthew Renshaw, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Brendan Doggett

Bench:

Billy Stanlake, Nathan McSweeney


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VCT vs QUN Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match

Peter Handscomb is leading Victoria from the front as the skipper is having an amazing summer. He has scored 346 runs in his last four outings for Victoria. Handscomb was the highest run-scorer for Victoria in the last game against Tasmania, followed by a brilliant 95 in the Marsh One Day Cup. 

Marnus Labuschagne will always remain a top pick for Queensland. The right-handed batsman has scored 517 runs at an average above 64 for Queensland, which makes him the highest run-scorer from his team. He was unlucky to miss out a hundred in the last game.

Matt Renshaw scored a sublime century in the last game against Western Australia. He has an average of 72.83, which is the best by a Queensland batsman.

James Pattinson will continue to be the leader of Victoria’s bowling attack. The experienced pacer has played only three games and has already taken 13 wickets so far at an average of 18.53. 

Marcus Harris is the highest run-scorer for Victoria with an average above 64. He will be a smart pick, considering he will open the innings and there is a prediction of rain for all the days of this match.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Peter Handscomb, Matt Renshaw

Vice-Captain Options – Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Harris


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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for  VCT vs QUN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Peter Handscomb (C)

Batters – Marnus Labuschagne (VC), Marcus Harris, Nic Maddinson, Usman Khawaja, Matt Renshaw

All-Rounders – Will Sutherland

Bowlers – James Pattinson, Scott Boland, Xavier Bartlett, Mark Steketee

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for VCT vs QUN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Peter Handscomb

Batters – Matt Renshaw (C), Marcus Harris (VC), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Matthew Short, Marnus Labuschagne

All-Rounders – Jack Wildermuth

Bowlers – James Pattinson, Scott Boland, Brendan Doggett, Matt Kuhnemann


Expert Advice:

Peter Handscomb is looking unstoppable, having 346 runs in just 4 outings for Queensland in the last couple of weeks. It is advisable to pick him as the captain of any one of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Today’s VCT vs QUN Probable Winners:

Queensland is expected to win this match.

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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.