Victoria vs New South Wales: The inaugural match of the Australia Domestic One-Day Cup 2022-23 is scheduled between Victoria and New South Wales. The game will be played on 23rd September 2022 at Junction Oval ground in Melbourne. The venue is Victoria’s home ground. Both teams will look to start the tournament with a bang.
Victoria had an appalling last season. They finished last at the points table. On the other hand, New South Wales was the finalist. They lost to Western Australia in a heartbreaking final match. Victoria will eye redemption this season. New South Wales will want to continue from where they left off in the last edition. A cracking season opener is on the cards.
Match Details for Victoria vs New South Wales
Series: Australia Domestic One-Day Cup 2022-23
Date: 23rd September 2022 (Friday)
Time: 5.35 AM IST
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Pitch Report for Victoria vs New South Wales
The weather will stay overcast at Junction Oval ground in Melbourne. Pacer will get a good movement of the surface. Batters will have to struggle and try to maintain ground with good defense. Anything above 250 would be a par score on this surface. The captain, winning the toss, would like to field first at this venue.
Probable Playing XI
Peter Handscomb (captain/wicket-keeper), Marcus Harris, Scott Boland, Jon Holland, Will Sutherland, Mackenzie Harvey, Jonathan Merlo, Jonathan Merlo, Matthew Short, Todd Murphy, Will Pucovski
New South Wales
Kurtis Patterson (captain), Matthew Gilkes (wicket-keeper), Jack Edwards, Sean Abbott, Nathan Lyon, Ben Dwarshuis, Liam Hatcher, Moises Henriques, Daniel Sams, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr
Match Predictions for Victoria vs New South Wales
Victoria is desperate for a win. They would want to start the season on a high and compensate for the last edition. Bowling looks weak. They’ll need a balanced side going forward. New South Wales, on the other hand, looks much more balanced compared to the opposition. Bowling is their strength. Hence, after analyzing squad strength, form, and pitch conditions, New South Wales are favorite for the win.