South Australia v Tasmania
Monday, 11-14 November
Adelaide Oval - 10:30am local daily
Live on cricket.com.au or the Cricket Australia app
Session times (local)
Session One: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Session Two: 1:10pm – 3:10pm
Session Three: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Minimum of 96 overs
Head to head (Sheffield Shield matches)
South Australia: 28
The Redbacks have shown their best cricket can match it with anyone, fighting out a high-scoring draw with reigning champions Victoria before competitive showings against Queensland and New South Wales. But, unfortunately, poor patches of play and missed opportunities leave South Australia sitting at the bottom of the Shield standings without a win after three starts. The Tigers are fresh off a strong result over the Vics at home and have a good recent record against the Redbacks, winning the past four first-class matches outright between the two states. Both teams will be desperate for a win for different reasons.
Redback to watch – Chadd Sayers
The swing bowler was at his brilliant best against New South Wales with a career-high 13-wicket match haul to go with a brave second-innings 47 with the bat which nearly lifted South Australia to a remarkable victory. A fit and firing Sayers in full flight at Adelaide Oval is a delight to watch and he’ll be keen to continue his purple patch of form.
Danger player – Jackson Bird
Bird has often been the chief destroyer in Tasmania’s recent clashes with the Redbacks. The 32-year-old has five five-wicket hauls against SA in first-class cricket and sits second on the 2019-20 Shield wicket-takers list with 15 scalps from just two matches.
West End Redbacks squad
Jake Lehmann (c)
Matthew Wade (c)