JLT Cup Grand Final: South Australia vs Western Australia live scores, blog

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    It’s South vs the West when South Australia clash with Western Australia at Blundstone Arena this Saturday in the culmination of the 2017 JLT Cup. Join The Roar for a live blog of the game from 2pm AEDT.

    If you look at the odds on offering for this fixture, Western Australia seem to be decently backed to take out the Australian ODD title for season 2017.

    Under a new coaching regime, and with some handy off-season work, names like the Marsh brothers, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Behrendorff and Hilton Cartwright headline a superstar eleven based in the nations West.

    While they have had many away on international duty for the majority of this tournament, they have still been the benchmark side, and duly went through the preliminary stages undefeated – in the process booking a free pass through to the group final.

    South Australia, on the other hand, could’ve been written off after being thumped by the lowly Cricket Australia XI in round 1, however they’ve had a resurgence of demigod like proportions, largely thanks to the outstanding opening partnership formed by the previously unheralded Alex Carey and Jake Weatharald. Callum Ferguson too, has been in outstanding form.

    Where the game will be won
    The top order. South Australia’s side has relied heavily on their top four bats in the prelim games of this tournament. If they can start strongly, and one of their top four gets a big hundred – I think they could come over the top of the favourites.

    That being said, the WA attack, who look to be bolstered by the return of Jason Behrendorff and Marcus Stoinis, have an embarrassment of riches at their disposal. It could be over quickly if they find their feet in the first 20 overs.

    I think WA look a little too strong here, however.

    Western Australia in a tight one.

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