Our Pick Western Australia are favourites to win
Queensland have made a great start to the tournament with wins in their first two games. Their most recent victory came against Tasmania on Monday which has elevated them to the top of the points table. Western Australia, who are currently third in the standings, played their first match against South Australia on Sunday which ended in a tie.
The sixth match of the Matador BBQS One-Day Cup 2016 will see these two teams take on each other at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth. Match will be played on October 6 with live action scheduled to start at 11:30 AM local time.
Read on for our betting tips and match prediction for Western Australia vs Queensland, Matador BBQS One-Day Cup 2016 6th match...
Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft and Adam Voges are the ones whom Western Australia will be relying on when it comes to batting. Averaging 55.83, Bancroft was among the tournament's top five batsmen last season and his contribution in the middle order will be crucial. Klinger and Voges both batted well on Sunday, scoring 37 and 51 respectively. Though skipper Voges, who had top-scored with 81 against Queensland last year, is more likely to top-score for his side.
With the ball, Western Australia will back their faster bowlers to do the job. Andrew Tye, Nathan Rimmington and Hilton Cartwright are the ones in their bowling lineup who could give Queensland a few early blows. Tye and Cartwright picked up two wickets each in their first match against South Australia at this ground in addition to being economical. But it was Rimmington who bowled a match-winning spell with figures of 4-34 in ten overs. Back him to be the top bowler for Western Australia.
The in-form Matt Renshaw has injured his knee and former Australia batsman Peter Forrest is set to replace the man at the opening position. With Jimmy Peirson not able to contribute much in the first two games, Joe Burns and Labuschagne will have to take up the responsibility at the top while skipper Jason Floros will have to continue to hold the innings together in the middle overs. Joe Burns batted well in both these games and had also scored a fifty against Western Australia last year, making him a favorite to top-score for Queensland.
The three seamers - Peter George, Luke Feldman and Michael Neser - are going to be Queensland's best bet with the ball. Both Feldman and George have picked up three wickets each so far with a decent economy rate. Neser bagged a couple against Tasmania and conceded just 29 off six overs. We, however, expect Feldman to finish with the best bowling figures.
The two teams have already begun their campaign this year and neither has faced a defeat yet. Queensland, however, will be the happier of the two sides after having won both their ties and they will be carrying the winning momentum with them into this match. But the loss of Matt Renshaw who was going so well for them could have an affect on their batting.
Taking a look back at the past records, the two teams have met in 53 matches of which 26 have been won by Western Australia and 25 by Queensland. So neither has an edge here. Overall, Western Australia have 12 titles to their name while Queensland have 10. This leaves the former with a slight upper hand here, not to mention that they will be playing on their home ground.
Both teams are strongly recruited and it won't be fair to write either of them off completely. We, however, predict Western Australia to win this match.
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