One thing that has always frustrated me with the scheduling of cricket in Australia is that when the Australian side are playing Tests, the domestic sides are playing T20s.
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Western Warriors v Queensland Bulls
WACA GROUND, FEBRUARY 25-28, 2016
Match 24 - WA v QLD
|Alcohol. Think Again Warriors 1st Inn||6/436|
|myFootDr Queensland Bulls 1st Inn||8/446|
|Alcohol. Think Again Warriors 2nd Inn||5/291|
|myFootDr Queensland Bulls 2nd Inn||257 All Out|
|Queensland Bulls won the toss and elected to bowl|
|Western Australia won by 24 runs|
|myFootDr Queensland Bulls||Over:58.5 RR:4.37|
|Alcohol. Think Again Warriors|
|Last Wicket:||George, PR, 0 (BWD:Paris)|
|Current Partnership:||0 runs, 0 balls, RR:|
The high-flying Queensland Bulls travel to Perth to take on the struggling Western Warriors. Join The Roar to stay up-to-date with scores starting from 1:30pm (AEDT) on Thursday.
In big selection news, Nathan Coulter-Nile has been named to play the first two days of this fixture for the Warriors before heading on Australia’s ODI tour of South Africa.
Coulter-Nile has been starved of match practice by a number of injuries this summer. This will be his first outing since dislocating his shoulder in the Perth Scorchers’ first Big Bash game.
Coulter-Nile will be replaced by Joel Paris for the final two days of the match, as Western Australia look to boost their fledgling season with a win over the Bulls, who currently sit second on the ladder.
The Warriors’ chances will be boosted by the return of Shaun Marsh, who was released early from the Australian Test squad to play this match.
Queensland will go into the match confident of a victory following their recent win over Tasmania. Veteran James Hopes blasted 94 off 60 balls to set up a first-innings lead in that match, before a composed innings from Charlie Hemphrey guided the Bulls home.
Another win will see the Bulls edge closer to a birth in the Sheffield Shield final, while a loss to the Warriors will open the competition right up.
So will the Western Warriors be able to capitalise on their returning internationals to spring an upset? Or will the Queensland Bulls continue their run towards the Sheild final with another win? Join The Roar to stay on top of the action with scores from 1:30pm (AEDT) on Thursday.