Victoria go up against New South Wales in the first game of The Marsh Cup 2022-23 on Friday, September 23, at the Junction Oval in Melbourne from 5:35 AM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Victoria finished at the bottom of the points table in The Marsh Cup 2021-22 with just one win in six games and a total of six points. Victoria will miss the services of Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch for a major part of the season due to their international commitments. Mackenzie Harvey was the leading run-scorer for Victoria last season with 155 runs in five games at an average of 31.00 while Henry Thornton was the leading wicket-taker with five wickets.

Meanwhile, the New South Wales finished as runners-up last season losing to Western Australia in the final by 18 runs. Chasing 226 runs to win, the NSW were bundled out for 207 in the second innings. The visitors finished third on the points table last season with 17 points in six games. Australia’s premier spinner Nathan Lyon is set to feature for New South Wales for the first two months of the season.

Victoria vs New South Wales The Marsh Cup 2022-23 odds

Parimatch odds: Victoria: 2.08, New South Wales: 1.73

Bet365 odds: Victoria: 2.10, New South Wales: 1.72

Betwinner odds: Victoria: 2.598, New South Wales: 1.50

10CRIC odds: Victoria: 2.07, New South Wales: 1.73

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Victoria vs New South Wales head-to-head 

Victoria have the edge over New South Wales in this competition, winning 30 out of the 59 matches. NSW have 26 games while two games were abandoned. One fixture ended in a tie.

The New South Wales have won two of their last three games against Victoria in this format.

The New South Wales beat Victoria by 174 runs in their previous game in The Marsh Cup last season.

Victoria vs New South Wales The Marsh Cup 2022-23 squads

Victoria: Scott Boland, Travis Dean, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Peter Handscomb (captain), Sam Harper (wicketkeeper), Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Nic Maddinson, Cameron McClure, Glenn Maxwell, Jonathan Merlo, Todd Murphy, Tom O'Connell, Wil Parker, Mitchell Perry, Will Pucovski, Matt Short, Will Sutherland, Ashley Chandrasinghe, Brody Couch, Sam Elliott, Campbell Kellaway, Fergus O'Neill.

New South Wales: Sean Abbott, Trent Copeland, Pat Cummins, Oliver Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Matthew Gilkes, Ryan Hackney, Ryan Hadley, Liam Hatcher, Josh Hazlewood, Lachlan Hearne, Moises Henriques, Baxter Holt (wicketkeeper), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Kurtis Patterson (captain), Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Chris Tremain, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Liam Doddrell, Blake Nikitaras, Jack Nisbet, Lachlan Shaw, Will Salzmann, Hunar Verma.

Victoria vs New South Wales probable playing XI

Victoria: Nic Maddinson, Sam Harper (wicketkeeper), Mackenzie Harvey, Marcus Harris, Peter Handscomb (captain), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Jonathan Merlo, Sam Elliott, Brody Couch, Cameron McClure, Todd Murphy. 

New South Wales: Daniel Hughes, Matthew Gilkes, Hayden Kerr, Kurtis Patterson (captain), Moises Henriques, Baxter Holt (wicketkeeper), Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan Lyon, Liam Hatcher, Chris Tremain.

Victoria vs New South Wales The Marsh Cup 2022-23 combined fantasy XI

Nic Maddinson, Daniel Hughes,Marcus Harris, Peter Handscomb (captain), Moises Henriques, Baxter Holt (wicketkeeper), Daniel Sams, Nathan Lyon, Cameron McClure, Liam Hatcher, Chris Tremain.

Victoria top picks vs New South Wales The Marsh Cup 2022-23

Nic Maddinson: The 30-year-old has been scoring heavy runs in the Australian domestic circuit in recent seasons and will continue to be Victoria’s most trusted batter at the top of the order. Maddinson has scored 2924 runs in List A cricket at a strike rate of 88.17. The southpaw has smashed six centuries in this format and has a top score of 137.

Peter Handscomb: The Victorian captain has scored 3687 runs in List A cricket at an average of 37.24. Handscomb has also scored 632 runs in 22 ODIs for Australia at a strike rate of 97.38. The 31-year-old can score quick runs and will play a crucial role in middle overs against Nathan Lyon.

New South Wales top picks vs Victoria The Marsh Cup 2022-23

Daniel Sams: The all-rounder has had an impressive start to his List A career. Sams has scored 302 in 14 games at an average of 27.45. He has also picked 21 wickets at an economy of 5.17. Sams is known for his ability to hit big shots and will be seen as a finisher in The Marsh Cup 2022-23.

Nathan Lyon: The right-arm spinner will be available for the first few months of the new season and the New South Wales will be keen to utilise every bit of him. Lyon has picked 90 wickets in 77 List A games at an economy of 4.86. The 34-year-old is the most experienced player in the squad and will be the key against a strong Victorian middle order.

Victoria vs New South Wales Marsh Cup 2022-23 prediction 

New South Wales will have a slight edge over Victoria considering their recent form against them in this format.

However, Victoria have historically done well against the and are likely to put on a strong fight in the upcoming fixture. 

Victoria vs New South Wales The Marsh Cup 2022-23 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 32°C

Precipitation: 0%

Humidity: 11%

Wind: 24 km/h

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