Sheffield Shield 2021-22 – New South Wales put faith in young batters to go one better



They had some excessive batting lows final season earlier than falling in the Shield last however received the Marsh Cup

October 27-30: Victoria (Sheffield Shield), Drummoyne Oval
November 5-8: Victoria (Sheffield Shield), MCG
November 12: Victoria (Marsh Cup), MCG

Winter strikes
With an extra emphasis on the push for youth that was evident on the finish of the final season, Baxter Holt, Tanveer Sangha, Oliver Davies and Lachlan Hearne have been upgraded from rookie to full contracts. The altering of the guard has seen batters Nick Larkin and Daniel Solway dropped together with spinner Arjun Nair whereas Nathan McAndrew has moved to South Australia.

R=Rookie, CA=Australia contract
Sean Abbott, Josh Baraba (R), Harry Conway, Trent Copeland, Pat Cummins (CA), Oliver Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Matthew Gilkes, Ryan Hadley (R), Ryan Hackney, Liam Hatcher, Josh Hazlewood (CA), Lachlan Hearne, Moises Henriques, Baxter Holt, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon (CA), Peter Nevill, Jack Nisbet (R), Kurtis Patterson, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Steven Smith (CA), Mitchell Starc (CA), Chris Tremain, Hunar Verma (R), David Warner (CA), Adam Zampa (CA)

Last season
The Sheffield Shield, which noticed them unable to defend the title after they have been comprehensively overwhelmed in the ultimate by Queensland, was a marketing campaign of extremes – significantly when going through Tasmania. In the primary stage of the competitors they have been bowled out for 64 however, astonishingly, went on to safe victory by 145 runs. There was no repeat in the return fixture in Hobart when their batting fell apart for just 32 in the first innings. Another match, in opposition to Queensland, completed with them edging throughout the road by one wicket. The batting was led by Moises Henriques (633 runs at 70.33) and Sean Abbott (570 runs at 63.33) which was a sign they didn’t get sufficient from the highest order. They made use of getting Nathan Lyon for each match and he claimed 42 wickets at 25.97. In the Marsh Cup, captained by Pat Cummins by the group stage, they have been unbeaten as they claimed the title with a thumping win over Western Australia.
Player to watch
New captain Kurtis Patterson had a poor 2020-21 season barring a century in opposition to South Australia. Having been handed the management full time after filling in for Peter Nevill will probably be fascinating to watch whether or not the captaincy will help him carry his batting returns. It feels a very long time since Patterson made his Test century in opposition to Sri Lanka however, at 28, he has time to come once more. It may also be price noting the event of legspinner Tanveer Sangha who has but to make his first-class debut (or List A) debut however has been named in the primary squad of the season.
Australia radar
As so typically, New South Wales will present a big portion of the Australia squad. Outside of the principle names (which incorporates the probably Test assault), Sean Abbott shall be pushing laborious for inclusion particularly after the retirement of James Pattinson. Moises Henriques, who was in the squad for the aborted South Africa tour, might push for a batting slot though will not be obtainable till subsequent month.

Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo

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