Match 13 of the Marsh Cup will see Queensland take on New South Wales in a top-of-the-table clash at the North Sydney Oval on Wednesday.
Both Queensland and New South Wales are currently unbeaten in the Marsh Cup with three wins in four games. However, Queensland have been the team to beat, with Usman Khawaja and the bowlers starring consistently. Not to mention Marnus Labuschagne's contributions in the middle-order, which add value to Queensland's hopes of topping the table.
As for New South Wales, they have come with the goods in most of their Marsh Cup games. However, their big guns haven't clicked in unison so far which is a fearsome prospect for Queensland. Mitchell Starc is due a big performance for New South Wales, who also have the likes of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood to fall back on. All in all, another cracking Marsh Cup game is on the cards on Wednesday.
Squads to choose from
New South Wales
David Warner, Matt Gilkes, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Kurtis Patterson, Oliver Davies, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Ben Dwarshuis and Daniel Sams
Max Bryant, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Billy Stanlake, Brendan Doggett and James Bazley
Predicted Playing XIs
New South Wales
David Warner, Daniel Hughes, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Matt Gilkes, Pat Cummins (C), Daniel Sams, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood
Max Bryant, Usman Khawaja (C), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Billy Stanlake and Brendan Doggett
Match: New South Wales vs Queensland, Match 13
Date & Time: 31st March 2021, at 8:30 AM IST
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
A good batting track beckons with extra pace on offer for the fast bowlers. Although there is some extra bounce as well, the batsmen should enjoy the ball skidding on to the bat, making for an even contest between bat and ball. Although there isn't much turn on offer, the spinners will ideally have a say in the middle overs. Both teams will look to bat first with the conditions not expected to change much during the game.
Marsh Cup Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions (QUN vs NSW)
Fantasy Suggestion #1: M Gilkes, D Warner, U Khawaja, M Renshaw, M Labuschagne, M Neser, M Henriques, P Cummins, B Stanlake, X Bartlett and M Starc
Captain: P Cummins. Vice-captain: U Khawaja
Fantasy Suggestion #2: M Gilkes, S Smith, U Khawaja, M Renshaw, J Burns, M Neser, M Henriques, P Cummins, B Stanlake, X Bartlett and M Starc
Captain: U Khawaja. Vice-captain: M Henriques