Victoria and Queensland will have a go at each other in the 19th match of the 2022/23 edition of Sheffield Shield. The match will be hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 9, Thursday. I have assorted three of the top betting tips from the VIC vs QLD Day 1 match prediction ahead of the match day for you.
We have chosen Joe Burns & Nic Maddinson as our top two player betting tips from the VIC vs QLD Day 1 match prediction. Have a glance!
Joe Burns is a stylish batsman who plays straight, plays late and has the patience to wait for balls in his area. Joe Burns has proven his worth as a Test match opener for Australia. He has featured in 23 Tests for the Kangaroos and scored 1442 runs in just 40 innings at an average of about 36.97. Burns has four Test tons and 7 half-ones to his name. In the ongoing season of Sheffield Shield, Joe Burns has hammered 311 runs in just 9 innings at an average of about 38.87. Burns has scored three half-centuries so far this year. He is Queensland’s top run-scorer this season. His last five first innings scores this season in the Sheffield Shield read 72, 85, 22, 9 & 3 runs. Last season, Burns scored 409 runs in just 15 innings at an average of about 29.21. If we take a look at Joe Burns’ First-Class cricket stats, we can spot some crazy numbers there as well. The 33-year-old has accumulated 9252 runs in just 259 innings at an average of about 38.39. Taking all the above mentioned points into account, we have backed Joe Burns to score massively in the first innings of this game. To capitalise on this, grab the best of odds offered by our affiliate partner 1XBET in Burns’ favour from the VIC vs QLD Day 1 match prediction.
Lastly, I have aggressive middle order batsman Nic Maddinson to my list today from the VIC vs QLD Day 1 match prediction. Maddinson is a hard-hitting batsman and is not afraid to go after bowlers specially in the shorter formats of the game. Maddinson made his test debut against the Proteas in 2016 and was a surprise inclusion in the squad. But even before that he made his T20I debut against India and scored runs at a quick rate. He was also the youngest player to debut for NSW in First-class cricket. The 31-year-old was on fire last seen for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield. He scored 545 runs in just 13 innings at an average of about 54.50. He emerged as the leading run-getter for his side last season after skipper Handscomb. But the New South Wales born batter is struggling to gather runs this season. In the ongoing season, Maddinson only scored 163 runs in 10 innings at an abysmal average of about 16.30. His scores in the first innings of the last five First-Class games read 13, 1, 4, 16 & 2 runs. These numbers clearly prove that the batsman is struggling to score runs this season. Maddinson is joining this contest after playing for MR in the BBL. He scored just 129 runs from 7 matches at an average of about 18.42. His scores in the BBL this season read 0, 0, 1, 0, 2, 39 & 87 runs. Looking at his poor run of form, we suggest you bet on Maddinson to score low in the first innings of this game. 1XBET will be offering the best of odds in Maddinson’s favour closer to the game day from the VIC vs QLD Day 1 match prediction.
Let us have a look at our top team betting tip from the VIC vs QLD Day 1 match prediction.
As it stands, Victoria are stationed at the 3rd spot from the bottom of the 6 team table. Victoria bagged just a single win from six matches. In these six games, Victoria’s opening pair has revolved around these three players this season namely Travis Dean, Ashley Chandrasinghe, Marcus Harris & Will Pucovski. Victoria posted scores of 3, 0, 0, 52, 104 & 0 runs in the first innings of these six games before the first fall. This totals to just 159 runs scored across six matches, averaging 26.50 runs. In most of the matches, except for two, Victoria posted single digit scores before losing their first wicket in the first innings. Against Queensland earlier this season, the opening duo of Travis Dean & Marcus Harris failed to open the scoring for Victoria before losing their first. Both the openers scored 0 in the first innings. Opener Travis Dean has scored just 167 runs from 8 innings this season at an average of only 23.85. Ashley Chandrasinghe, on the other hand, has just 178 runs to his name from 7 innings at an average of about 29.66. Therefore, it would be fair to place your money on Victoria to score low before the first fall in the first innings of this game. With 1XBET offering the best of odds in Victoria’s favour, you shouldn't miss a chance of going big on this glorious betting tip.
Joe Burns to score over 32.5 runs in 1st innings @ 1.87 (1XBET)
Nic Maddinson to dismiss early in 1st innings
Victoria to score under 24.5 runs before 1st dismissal in 1st innings @ 1.85 (1XBET)