Beginning on Friday morning, the four-day clash comes hot on the heels of the Marsh One-Day Cup clash against the same state at the same venue.
Two players could potentially be the focal point of a baggy red presentation on the opening day, with offseason recruits Jake Carder and Nathan McAndrew named in the extended squad to tackle Western Australia.
Leg-spinner Lloyd Pope has also fought his way back into contention with some brilliant performances throughout the winter, as has left-arm quick Nick Winter, who narrowly missed selection in the 50-over format this week.
David Grant also finds himself in the mix following a strong finish to the 2020/21 season highlighted by a stunning effort on the final day against Western Australia at the WACA where the young paceman almost bowled the Redbacks to a thrilling victory.
The spine of the batting holds firm for South Australia, with openers Jake Weatherald and Henry Hunt poised to continue their vigil at the top of the order, while leaders Travis Head and Alex Carey look to press their cases ahead of the international summer.
On the sidelines, Liam Scott is almost fully recovered from a hamstring injury and Brendan Doggett and Joe Mennie continue to build their workloads as the summer begins. With a new-look squad assembled by Jason Gillespie and his coaching staff, there is sure to be plenty of competition for spots as the warmer months progress.
Beginning at 10am daily, the Redbacks four-day battle with Western Australia is free to attend and will be streamed live on cricket.com.au.
West End Redbacks Marsh Sheffield Shield Squad
Travis Head (c)
Alex Carey (vc) (wk)
22 September 2021