|Matador BBQs One-Day Cup 2014|
| New South Wales
||vs|| Western Australia
ScheduleSunday, 26 October 2014 at 03:00 GMT / 03:00 UK / 08:30 IST
VenueSydney Cricket Ground
New South Wales rushed towards the final of the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup 2014-15 after beating the favourites Queensland by two wickets in the Elimination final. The latter suffered mainly because of the absence of their star opening batsman, Usman Khawaja, who was unavailable due to a fractured thumb. Western Australia captured the top position on the table by grasping 25 points from seven matches with five victories and one loss while another game ended without any result. The scheduled pool game between New South Wales and Western Australia was abandoned because of the weather on October 15, 2014, at Blacktown Olympic Park Oval, Sydney. The forthcoming encounter will decide the fate of the team who will become champion in the ongoing tournament.
The stand in skipper of NSW, Peter Nevill along with Shane Watson, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer and Pat Cummins contributed enough runs which enabled them a smooth win vs. Queensland. Moises Henriques has been busy with the willow in the tournament whereas Josh Hazlewood, Gurinder Sandhu, Pat Cummins and Doug Bollinger are in awesome form with the ball.
Craig Simmons scored 98 runs in their previous match against Queensland, Michael Klinger got a fifty whereas Adam Voges, Marcus Harris and Sam Whiteman are their prominent batsmen. Nathan Rimmington bowled excellently in the same encounter, grabbed four wickets while Nathan Coulter-Nile and Joel Paris are attacking bowlers.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 03:00 GMT, 14:00 local at Sydney Cricket Ground. The venue was established in 1848, has a capacity of 48,000 spectators and is the home ground of Sydney Swans, New South Wales and Sydney Sixers.
A fair weather with the temperatures around 16-26ᵒC.
Skippers from both sides have opted to chase most of the times after winning the toss.
The wicket is favourable for the pace bowlers but has plenty of runs for the batsmen as well.
New South Wales – Moises Henriques (C), Peter Neville, Nic Maddinson, Shane Watson, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Ryan Carters, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Gurinder Sandhu, Josh Hazlewood, Doug Bollinger.
Western Australia – Adam Voges (C), Craig Simmons, Marcus Harris, Micaheal Klinger, Sam Whiteman, Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ashton Agar, Nathan Rimmington, Joel Paris, Michael Beer, Jason Behrendorff.
The composed Western Australia will be the most likely winners.