Cricket match date: 03rd October 2018
Cricket match time: 08:30 am IST
Cricket match location: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Cricket Match format: One Day International (ODI) – 50 overs match
Stage: Qualifying Final
Tournament: JLT One-Day Cup
Team A: Queensland
Team B: South Australia
Team A Captain: JJ Peirson
Team B Captain: JS Lehmann
Cricket Match Preview:
Seldom does a side lose the game of cricket when they are 278-4 after 42.4 overs with a batsman well set on 135. It becomes even rare occurrence if that batsman is Chris Lynn. But that is exactly what happened in the last game of Queensland, when from the score of 278, they completely lost their way and were all out for 296.
Post the collapse, it was a mere formality for New South Wales and they won the game of cricket by six wickets with 26 balls remaining. This would have been very frustrating for Queensland as they have all the ingredients to win this tournament but still failing to excel in every department at one go.
Queensland batsmen, led by Chris Lynn, have been good but somehow, they are not able to completely seize the advantage and are losing their way. A potential double hundred was there for the taking for Lynn in the last game but he was dismissed. Batsman Max Bryant has been refreshing to watch but a big score has eluded him so far.
But an even bigger concern for Queensland is their bowling, which has simply failed to make a mark in this tournament. They were smashed to all parts by D’Arcy Short, when Western Australia scored 387 runs against Queensland. Soon after that game, they just did not look like defending the 296, which was a par score.
South Australia have done just enough to be positioned at number 3 on the points table. They have one more win than Queensland. Their batsmen, Calum Ferguson, who was very good in Vitality Blast, has continued his rich form and, along with Tom Cooper, they have managed to put good enough scores for their bowlers, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa, to win the game for them.
This is going to be an exciting game of cricket and chances are high that these two pretty evenly matched sides are going to give us a thriller in the first qualifying final.
Cricket Match Information:
Frustrated Queensland team will take on South Australia, the only side they have managed to defeat in this tournament in the first game of qualifying final. These two sides met each other on 25th September when Queensland defeated South Australia by seven wickets with almost 15 overs remaining. South Australia are placed at 3rd position on the points table with two wins out of five, while Queensland are placed at the last position with just one win out of five games.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Queensland bowling looked toothless in the last game and they might go back to Billy Stanlake to add some variety to their lineup. Hence, our prediction is to expect one change in their lineup.
Here is our prediction of Queensland’s playing XI:
- SD Heazlett
- Max Bryant
- Chris Lynn
- CR Hemphrey
- JA Burns
- JJ Peirson
- AJ Gode
- MT Stekette
- MJ Sweepson
- XC Bartlett
- Billy Stanlake
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
South Australia would like to continue the same line up in this game. Hence, our prediction is to expect the same lineup.
Here is our prediction of South Australia’s playing XI:
- DP Hughes
- J Edwards
- KR Patterson
- MC Henriques
- NCR Larkin
- Peter Nevill
- DR Sams
- CJ Green
- Pat Cummins
- SNJ O’Keefe
- Sean Abbott
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Chris Lynn had no centuries before this tournament in Australia’s domestic tournaments. He has, however, already hit two centuries now and looks all set for a few more in this tournament. It is going to be hugely beneficial for Australian cricket if Lynn can stay fit and keep on piling the runs. Hence, our prediction is to expect a good score from Chris Lynn.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Pitch is going to be fantastic for batting as they have been in this tournament. It might not have the same bounce as seen in the rest of the Australian grounds. It might also assist the spinners. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket and rain-free.
Queensland, despite the losses so far, have looked a more dangerous side out of the two sides. It looks like it will only be a matter of time before they get every sphere of their game right. Hence, our prediction is to go with Queensland in this game.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Chris Lynn (QLD) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Billy Stanlake (QLD) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Chris Lynn (QLD)
South Australia – 1.76
Queensland – 1.95
*odds may vary change anytime