Get ready for an electrifying clash as Queensland (QUN) locks horns with Western Australia (WAU) in Match 1 of the Australia One Day Cup 2023 at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. In the head-to-head encounters, WAU holds a slender lead with a 4-2 record against QUN. WAU clinched victory by a mere five runs in the last season.
Queensland (QUN) comes into this season with a determined outlook, having secured the 4th position in the points table last year. Their last faceoff against New South Wales (NSW) was nothing short of a thriller. QUN posted a total of 272 runs in their 50 overs, with Jack Clayton leading the charge with a well-constructed 56. Steve McGiffin’s all-round contribution with 21 runs and three wickets proved pivotal in their narrow three-run victory.
Meanwhile, Western Australia (WAU) enters this season as the defending champions of the Australia One Day Cup. In an emphatic final showdown against South Australia (SAU), they showcased their dominance. Scoring an imposing 387 runs in 50 overs, Jos Inglis and Cameron Bancroft’s explosive batting displays were the cornerstone of their innings. Ashton Agar’s exceptional bowling performance, claiming five wickets, highlighted WAU’s well-rounded approach to the game.