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The Southern Redbacks are trying to sneak into the 2015-16 Sheffield Shield final when they host the struggling Tasmanian Tigers in the last round of the competition. Join The Roar for live sores of this match starting from 11am (AEDT).
South Australia are fourth on the ladder, but still a mathematical chance of working their way into a top-two position and earning the right to play in the grand final.
The New South Wales Blues sit in third position, behind the Queensland Bulls and Victoria Bushrangers – each have five wins to the Redbacks’ four for the season.
The Redbacks have to play an aggressive brand of cricket and get a result with enough time to clinch as many bonus points as they can.
Tasmania are glued to the bottom of the table and it is hard to see what attitude are they going to carry.
The Tigers have only won two games all season, having been outclassed by a strong competition.
Tom Andrews and Cameron Valente come into the Redbacks’ 13-man squad, while Nick Benton is unavailable because of a dislocated shoulder. The Tigers have dropped Tim Paine and Sam Rainbird from their squad, with 18-year-old opener Caleb Jewell set to debut.
The last time these two sides met, in Round 4, the Redbacks put 600 on the Tigers’ bowlers for only seven wickets, before the innings was declared. South Australia went on to win by 302 runs.
The Redbacks have more to play for and will get the job done easily, probably with a day to spare.
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