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Sheffield Shield 2021

The Australian Sheffield Shield is first Class Cricket competition of Australia, and takes place every year with every Australian state participating in the tournament. The tournament started in 1892 with only three teams and is one of the best domestic cricket tournaments of the World.


Table of Contents


  1. Sheffield Shield History
  2. Sheffield Shield Format
  3. Teams
  4. Previous Winners


Also see - Sheffield Shield schedule


The Sheffield Shield 2019-20 is scheduled to begin from 10 October 2019 and the final of the tournament will be held from 27-31 March 2020. The state team of Victoria will walk into the tournament as the defending champion, with all the matches being streamed live and exclusive on Cricket Australia’s Official Website. However, the finals of the tournament will be broadcast on Fox Cricket. This season of the league will also take a 2 month break for the Men’s Big Bash League in December 2019 (third week) to February 2020 (second week).


Sheffield Shield History


In the year 1891, the Earl of Sheffield Henry Holroyd came to Australia as a promoter of the English Cricket team, which was led by William Gilbert Grace. Prior to his departure, he presented £150 the New South Wales Cricket Association to fund an Inter-colonial Cricket Tournament, to be held annually in Australia. The winner of the Tournament was presented with a Shield, known as the Sheffield Shield after its benefactor. The Shield was designed by Philip Blashki and has the dimensions of 109 cm x 76 cm, and is a non rotating trophy.


Sheffield Shield Format


The tournament is played in a Double Round Robin format, where each team plays the other team twice - one at home ground and the other at the opponent’s ground. Therefore, the tournament progresses in 10 rounds, with all the teams playing their matches at the same time. At the end of the tenth round, the top two teams play the final at a neutral venue. All the matches are scheduled for 4 days, except the final which is played for 5 days.


Teams


Only three teams, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia played the tournament in 1892. However, Queensland joined the tournament in 1926 and Western Australia joined in 1947, making it a 5-team tournament. With the addition of Tasmania in 1977, the tournament is now played between six teams. Each team is named accordingly with its state name, except Victoria. The other teams are NSW Blues, Queensland Bulls, West End Redbacks, Tasmanian Tigers and Western Warriors.


Previous Winners


All the participating teams have lifted the Sheffield Shield at least once, and the 2019-2020 season was won by New South Wales on the basis of points table since finals and knockout matches were all cancelled. New South Wales has won the most titles (47 times) and are followed by Victoria (32 titles). Darren Lehmann is the most successful batsman in the tournament (12971 runs) and Clarie Grimet is the most successful bowler (513 wickets).



Sheffield Shield Final - Day 4: VIC v NSW



QUN vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today’s Sheffield Shield Match - April 15th, 2021
QUN vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today’s Sheffield Shield Match - April 15th, 2021

QUN vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today’s Sheffield Shield Match - April 15th, 2021

QUN vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - April 3rd, 2021
QUN vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - April 3rd, 2021

QUN vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - April 3rd, 2021

WAU vs VCT Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - Mar 25th, 2021
WAU vs VCT Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - Mar 25th, 2021

WAU vs VCT Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - Mar 25th, 2021

QUN vs SAU Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - Mar 23, 2021
QUN vs SAU Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - Mar 23, 2021

QUN vs SAU Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - Mar 23, 2021

New South Wales breaks unwanted 133-year-old Australian record with woeful batting performance
New South Wales breaks unwanted 133-year-old Australian record with woeful batting performance

New South Wales breaks unwanted 133-year-old Australian record with woeful batting performance

TAS vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - Mar 20, 2021
TAS vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - Mar 20, 2021

TAS vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Match - Mar 20, 2021

VCT vs QUN Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield 2020-21 Match - Mar 15, 2021
VCT vs QUN Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield 2020-21 Match - Mar 15, 2021

VCT vs QUN Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield 2020-21 Match - Mar 15, 2021

VCT vs TAS Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today’s Sheffield Shield Match – March 5th, 2021
VCT vs TAS Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today’s Sheffield Shield Match – March 5th, 2021

VCT vs TAS Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today’s Sheffield Shield Match – March 5th, 2021

SAU vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield 2020-21 Match - Mar 06, 2021
SAU vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield 2020-21 Match - Mar 06, 2021

SAU vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield 2020-21 Match - Mar 06, 2021

VCT vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield 2020-21 Match 14 – Feb 25, 2021
VCT vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield 2020-21 Match 14 – Feb 25, 2021

VCT vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing 11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield 2020-21 Match 14 – Feb 25, 2021

"Age is on my side, and hopefully, I've got a lot of time left"- Nic Maddinson optimistic about his return to the Australian team

"Age is on my side, and hopefully, I've got a lot of time left"- Nic Maddinson optimistic about his return to the Australian team

Sheffield Shield 2020: Mitchell Starc throws away bat in disgust after NSW skipper Peter Nevill declares with the pacer on 86* [Watch]
Sheffield Shield 2020: Mitchell Starc throws away bat in disgust after NSW skipper Peter Nevill declares with the pacer on 86* [Watch]

Sheffield Shield 2020: Mitchell Starc throws away bat in disgust after NSW skipper Peter Nevill declares with the pacer on 86* [Watch]

WAU vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Game - Oct 19th, 2020
WAU vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Game - Oct 19th, 2020

WAU vs NSW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Game - Oct 19th, 2020

SAU vs WAU Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Game - Oct 10th, 2020
SAU vs WAU Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Game - Oct 10th, 2020

SAU vs WAU Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing-11 Updates for Today's Sheffield Shield Game - Oct 10th, 2020

Cricket Australia to stop using Dukes ball for first-class cricket from 2020-21 season
Cricket Australia to stop using Dukes ball for first-class cricket from 2020-21 season

Cricket Australia to stop using Dukes ball for first-class cricket from 2020-21 season

Cricket Australia cancel Sheffield Shield final; New South Wales named winners
Cricket Australia cancel Sheffield Shield final; New South Wales named winners

Cricket Australia cancel Sheffield Shield final; New South Wales named winners

Shield match abandoned due to unsafe MCG wicket ahead of Boxing Day Test
Shield match abandoned due to unsafe MCG wicket ahead of Boxing Day Test

Shield match abandoned due to unsafe MCG wicket ahead of Boxing Day Test

Dangerous MCG pitch forces domestic game to be suspended
Dangerous MCG pitch forces domestic game to be suspended

Dangerous MCG pitch forces domestic game to be suspended

Sheffield Shield 2019-20: Aaron Finch suffers a blow to his head; Victoria name Travis Dean as concussion substitute
Sheffield Shield 2019-20: Aaron Finch suffers a blow to his head; Victoria name Travis Dean as concussion substitute

Sheffield Shield 2019-20: Aaron Finch suffers a blow to his head; Victoria name Travis Dean as concussion substitute

Sheffield Shield 2019/20 | Will Pucovski and Nic Maddinson named in Victoria squad following mental health break
Sheffield Shield 2019/20 | Will Pucovski and Nic Maddinson named in Victoria squad following mental health break

Sheffield Shield 2019/20 | Will Pucovski and Nic Maddinson named in Victoria squad following mental health break

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