OK guys don't tell my employer. but I get very bored at work so I'm going to spend my time writing some match reports to keep myself entertained. Every week I'll try to write some brief reports about each weekends clashes.
South Australia v Karnataka
Perhaps the most anticipated clash of the round. The S.A public have been waiting all off season to see how new manager Broncoman has mad the transition to the might of Karnataka. For the Karnataka fans, many believe this is there season, and they would love a win here to prove they can win the title.
Perhaps the most interesting battle here will be between the inexperienced SA batsman and the Karnatak bowlers, who have come under heated pressure. Can Ali, Cush and Jones stop the young talent.
My tip is for Karnataka to outpower South Australia. There batting depth looks to strong and I feel their bowlers will get the better of a nervous SA side looking to impress for the first time.
Yorkshire v Lancashire
Traditionally the two biggest rivals in England. A huge crowd is expected here to see which English side will lead the biggest threat to taking a title this year.
Fire works are expected as two sides with strong hitters battle it out. One can see the strength of the Lancashire batting line up with captain Hayden at 5. This I believe will cause the Yorkshire bowling line up some problems as Lancashire will look to smash there way on top.
Big performances I feel are needed from Gough, Adams and Hamilton as the experienced bowlers in the Yorkshire line ups. If they can get on top of the Lancashire bats then Yorkshire should be enough. However I don't think they have enough to destroy Lancashire totally, who have too much depth in there side.
My tip is for Lancashire by plenty.
NSW v Victoria
If the English clash wasn't enough to get saliva running, cricket fans will be able to cross over to see the Aussie sides doing battle. Both these sides have the class to take the title, and both want it very bad to try to show that all aussie teams can play not just SA. A win here will be vital.
Both sides boast very strong bowling line ups so I'm expecting a low scoring one here as the likes of Harwood and Moore dominate. The game however will go to the wire, with both sides with capable batting line ups.
The key for the game lies in how both sides can take advantage of the part timers. Victoria, if they are to win the game must take advantage of Lee and Kallis and NSW of Harvey and co.
I'm tipping Victoria to take the game. They have a clever one day batting side. They will be able to keep the score board ticking over making things very hard for NSW.