THE wider Western Zone cricket community will venture to Dubbo’s No.1 Oval on Sunday for the opening round of this summer’s Plan B Regional Bash confident of an Orana victory.
Scrap that, confident probably isn’t the right word. They’re banking on one.
But Central West Wranglers captain Jameel Qureshi says his side is more than capable of springing an upset over their Orana opponents, a team drawing from the dominant Lachlan and Macquarie regions of the zone.
“Twenty20 is a funny game,” Qureshi said.
“It really only takes two guys to have a day out with the bat or the ball and things swing your way. I’ve said it a few times when I was with Centrals as well.”
Qureshi will be the key for the Wranglers at the top of the order but will be joined by host of his Bathurst rep teammates.
The addition of Cavaliers’ skipper Richie Venner in the side is a bonus.
“Joey Coughlan has a ton against Dubbo, Henry Shoemark a hundred against Parkes, Tooley is capable of blasting them, Venner has been around the block, Ryan Peacock could be anything … it’s a great side,” Qureshi added.
“If Tooley faces 20 balls we probably win the game.”
Sydney grade cricketer Ben Trevor-Jones has been added to the squad as a marquee player. Sunday’s game begins at 2pm at Dubbo.