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JLT Cup squad preview: Tasmania

15 September 2018

Bailey's boys set to make charge for title off back of pace, power and poise under pressure

The squad: George Bailey (c), Jackson Bird, Nicholas Buchanan, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, Jordan Silk, Aaron Summers, Matthew Wade, Beau Webster

Possible starting XI: McDermott, Webster, Wade, Bailey (c), Silk, Doran (wk), Faulkner, Milenko, Rose, Summers, Bird

Who they're missing: Tim Paine (Australia duties)

The 2017 result: Sixth

The inside word from captain George Bailey

Young gun: "Ben McDermott. The knowledge of his game has matured over the last couple of years. We've seen what a phenomenal striker of the ball he can be in T20 cricket. If he can replicate that form and build some really big innings he's going to be a really exciting player."

McDermott monsters Scorchers attack

Player to watch: "Aaron Summers is one. If he gets a game he's going to be really exciting. With the ball in his hand, something always happens."

Team strength: "We've got a bit of pace in our bowling attack, which is always nice to have and we’ve developed a team that's full of match winners."

Biggest threat: "I think everyone is. Queensland have been really consistent across all formats for a number of years and we're playing a bit of the tournament on their home turf so that will be a challenge. But I'm going to sit on the fence there. Everyone will be a challenge."

The fixtures:
September 19 v Victoria (Riverway Stadium)
September 22 v Queensland (Riverway Stadium)
September 25 v New South Wales (North Sydney Oval, D/N)
September 27 v South Australia (Bankstown)
October 1 v Queensland (Drummoyne Oval, D/N)


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