How will this yr’s event work?
Issues associated to the COVID-19 pandemic will outcome within the newest ever end to a home one-day competitors, with the event to run from February 15-April 11. Every state will contest 5 matches – decreased from seven within the final version of the Marsh One-Day Cup in 2019 – earlier than the highest two advance to the ultimate. The Marsh Sheffield Protect will run concurrently, making for a feast of state cricket in coming weeks.
CA, the gamers’ union (the Australian Cricketers’ Affiliation) and the states and territories have agreed to scale back the variety of matches to minimise “the extraordinary calls for” positioned on gamers, coaches and officers this season, most of whom have been in a bio-secure surroundings of some type for a lot of the previous 4 months.
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How can I watch?
Each recreation of the Marsh Cup might be streamed reside and free on cricket.com.au and through the CA Stay app in addition to streaming service Kayo Sports activities, whereas 12 of the 16 matches may also be proven on Fox Cricket, together with the ultimate.
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What about reside scores & highlights?
You are in the appropriate place! Cricket.com.au and the CA Stay app can have reside scores of each recreation of the Marsh Cup in addition to unique highlights, stories and interviews all through the competitors.
The place will the matches be performed?
Video games have once more been fixtured to be performed in all six main cities. Boutique grounds like Melbourne’s Junction Oval, Brisbane’s Allan Border Subject and North Sydney Oval might be used once more, whereas matches may also be staged at a few of Australia’s main venues, together with the WACA, Adelaide Oval, the Gabba and Hobart’s Blundstone Area.
However venues might change pending restrictions on borders and the general public well being scenario in every state.
Can individuals attend matches?
Every related state will make determinations about crowd attendance primarily based on the general public well being scenario on the time.
The season opener between NSW and Victoria at North Sydney Oval on Monday might be open to the general public, with 1000 free tickets accessible. In keeping with COVID-19 protocols, these planning to attend should redeem their free ticket on-line previous to entry and sit within the space designated to them. Click on HERE to entry tickets
Is there a finals sequence?
There is no finals sequence, only a grand last on April 11 between the highest two groups on the finish of the preliminary matches. A venue is but to be decided however it’s deliberate to be hosted on the house venue of the workforce that finishes first.
The event is ready to showcase a few of the nation’s main gamers after Australia’s Check tour of South Africa was postponed. This implies the opening match between NSW and Victoria may, topic to availability and health, characteristic the likes of Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Moises Henriques, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Marcus Harris and James Pattinson.
Queensland duo Marnus Labuschagne, Mark Steketee and Mitch Swepson may additionally take the sector, together with Travis Head, Alex Carey (each South Australia), Check captain Tim Paine (Tasmania) and Cameron Inexperienced (Western Australia).
A number of huge names are anticipated to go away Australia earlier than the top of the season to participate within the 2021 Indian Premier League – which can reportedly begin on April 11 – whereas some members of Australia’s T20 squad at present in New Zealand are anticipated to return to their state sides as soon as that tour finishes on March 7.
NSW: (Squad for recreation v Victoria on Feb 15) Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Harry Conway, Oliver Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Liam Hatcher, Matthew Gilkes, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Kurtis Patterson, Steve Smith
Victoria: (Squad for recreation v NSW on Feb 15) Peter Handscomb (c), Xavier Crone, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Nic Maddinson, James Pattinson, Matt Quick, Will Sutherland
Queensland: (Squad for recreation v Tasmania on Feb 22) Usman Khawaja (c), Xavier Bartlett, Joe Burns, Brendan Doggett, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Renshaw, Billy Stanlake, Mark Steketee, Jack Wildermuth
Tasmania: (Full squad) Tom Andrews, Gabe Bell, Jackson Fowl, Alex Doolan, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Tim Paine, Alex Pyecroft, Sam Rainbird, Tom Rogers, Peter Siddle, Jordan Silk, Matthew Wade, Charlie Wakim, Beau Webster, Mac Wright.
South Australia: (Full squad) Wes Agar, Will Bosisto, Alex Carey, Tom Cooper, Brad Davis, Daniel Drew, Callum Ferguson, David Grant, Travis Head, Henry Hunt, Jake Lehmann, Conor McInerney, Joe Mennie, Harry Nielsen, Lloyd Pope, Kane Richardson*, Luke Robins, Chadd Sayers, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Nick Winter, Daniel Worrall
Western Australia: (Full squad) Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Jake Carder, Hilton Cartwright, Cameron Gannon, Cameron Inexperienced, Liam Guthrie, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, David Moody, Lance Morris, Liam O’Connor, Joel Paris, Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson*, D’Arcy Quick, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Sam Whiteman
ALL matches to be reside streamed on cricket.com.au and Kayo Sports activities
* denotes match additionally proven on Fox Cricket
Feb 15: New South Wales v Victoria (North Sydney Oval)*
Feb 22: Tasmania v Queensland (Blundstone Area)*
Mar 2: Western Australia v South Australia (WACA Floor)*
Mar 4: South Australia v New South Wales (Adelaide Oval) (D/N)
Mar 10: Victoria v Tasmania (CitiPower Centre)*
Mar 11: Queensland v Western Australia (Gabba)*
Mar 12: South Australia v Tasmania (CitiPower Centre)*
Mar 14: New South Wales v Western Australia (North Sydney Oval)*
Mar 18: Tasmania v New South Wales (Blundstone Area)*
Mar 20: Queensland v Victoria (Allan Border Subject)*
Mar 23: Western Australia v Victoria (WACA Floor)
Mar 28: Queensland v South Australia (Allan Border Subject)
Mar 31: New South Wales v Queensland (North Sydney Oval) (D/N)*
Apr 8: Victoria v South Australia (CitiPower Centre)*
Apr 8: Western Australia v Tasmania (WACA Floor)
Apr 11: Last (Venue TBC)*