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Tasmania Sheffield Shield Preview 2022/23

Last Season: 3rd

Prediction: 3rd

Welcome to the 4th Sheffield Shield Preview for the 2022/23 season for the Tasmanian Tigers. They performed admirably last season and the squad has depth to replace players if need be but lack the top end talent. While they have one of the bottom two squads at full strength, barring injury, they will always be at full strength which benefits them and will keep them in the hunt for finals when other squads are weaker.

Squad at Full Strength

1. Tim Ward (Bat)

2. Charlie Wakim (Bat)

3. Caleb Jewell (Bat)

4. Ben McDermott (Bat)

5. Jake Doran (WK)

6. Jordan Silk (Bat)

7. Beau Webster (Bat-AR)

8. Jackson Bird (Bowl)

9. Gabe Bell/Peter Siddle (Bowl)

10. Sam Rainbird (Bowl)

11. Riley Meredith (Bowl)

A tough one to pick with quality players like Mac Wright, Lawrence Neil-Smith and one of Gabe Bell or Peter Siddle missing but that provides them with handy depth to cover the loss of players. Tim Ward and Charlie Wakim run their partnership back from last season. Caleb Jewell comes in at 3. McDermott should realistically be far closer to the Australian squad but it seems as if he is the forgotten man of the set-up. If they do select him in the limited overs as they should, Mac Wright comes in for him. Jake Doran keeps for them. Silk and Webster provide some hitting at 6 and 7. Silk should be in the T20 discussion but he will never be so he is in no danger of missing games. Jackson Bird, Bell/Siddle and Rainbird provide some accuracy and Meredith provides that point of difference. Ellis could be considered but he is their 6th choice in the longer format. Stanlake can be the Meredith replacement.

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