FCG’s players to watch out for:
Milenko: One of the most underrated all-rounder in JLT Cup. Will give you 9-10 overs with few runs. Consistently picks wickets & has been scoring bulk of the runs for Tasmania in current Shiffeld season.
Bird: As we told ignore his last year’s terrible stats & include him in your team to get some wicket points. We advise the same again.
Bailey: Had a successful county season, missed in the first game but not going to miss everyday.
Short: Should be replacing Christian who’ll be on National duties now. Short lead CAXI last season & is an another underrated all-rounder who can contribute with both bat & ball. Victoria has a very settled bowling attack, so expect him to contribute more with the bat at 6-7.
Siddle, Tremain & Boland: Probably the best seam attack in JLT in Starc & Hazelwood’s absence. All three have represented Aus at highest level & will definitely give you handful of wicket points. Victoria’s batting though, is not threatening & there’s always a possibility of collapse with them. So, expect someone like Tremain to contribute with Willow as well.
Harris & White: Harris at the top of the order has been quite consistent for Victoria this season but that’s not the case with the veteran Cameran White.
White has been struggling to score runs in recent time, though we would still not suggest you to keep him out of your team as majority of the gamers will be having him as their captain.
Dunk: The always aggressive Ben Dunk will again try to give Tasmania a soild flying start. But the over aggressive approch in a 50 over game is not going to give you results everytime.
Victoria is a much better side on paper, specially on the bowling front. So, pick 6 players from Victoria & 5 from Tasmania.
Don’t leave quality seamers, WACA will provide plenty of bounce & swing (as always) for fast bowlers. So, make sure you don’t leave any key seamer.
Captain’s choices: Milenko, Siddle, Boland.
Form your own team with the given info.