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Victoria vs New South Wales : BLUES OVER BUSHES || Sheffield Shield 2020-21: Match 14

Sheffield Shield 2020-21: Match 14

Victoria vs New South Wales Match Prediction – Thu, 25th February

New South Wales Blues:

New South Wales will be devoid of the services of two of their partisans – Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith – for their next Sheffield Shield clash against Victoria. The pace bowler departed from the roster following the demise of his father due to cancer on Tuesday. 

Smith, in the meantime, had to pull out of the match owing to discomfort in his elbow that he’d suffered during the painstaking Test series against India. The former skipper now expects to be ready to tour for NSW’s next game a week after. 

NSW has added pace bowler Liam Hatcher and top-order batter Jason Sangha to the roster. New South Wales is one of the best teams in Australia’s domestic cricket, and moth of their star players play for this franchise; they will look to boot off their campaign with a win.

Possible playing XI: Daniel Hughes, Nick Larkin, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques, Jason Sangha, Peter Nevill (c & wk), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Trent Copeland, Nathan Lyon, Harry Conway.

Victorian Bushrangers:

Also, Victoria has a decent team as they have some fine players in Nic Maddinson, Matt Short, James Maddinson, Peter Handscomb, who have done well at home over the years. 

It was only last week that these two teams played against each other and competed out a tight match. Victoria managed to win the game with 6 wickets and will be poised following the victory. It was Victoria’s one and only red-ball victory this season.

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

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

Victoria will be playing against New South Wales in the 14th game of the 2020-21 edition of the Sheffield Shield. The new COVID-19 epidemic in Victoria has affected the match to be moved from the Melbourne Cricket Ground to the Bankstown Oval.

The wicket at the Bankstown Oval in Sydney is almost certainly going to be a generous one. It should be a good wicket to bat on, but the pace bowlers are expected to get some support as well. Furthermore, the spin will come into work, too, as the game develops. Thus, the 22-yard pitch for this game should keep everybody fascinated as it is likely to have somewhat in it for one and all.

Tops Value:

The star-studded New South Wales enter this game as the favorites. Despite the loss to Victoria in their previous game, they begin at the odds of 1.51. Whereas the Victorian Bushrangers will slightly be disappointed by the odds of 2.40 entering into this game.

However, they should be scarcely apprehensive of the odds, as they know what they possess. They proved it the last time and might do the same again. We reckon this game is going to keep the fans on toes with loads to enjoy.