The Australian domestic one-day competition is currently played under the avatar of the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, and the 2017-18 season will be its 48th season since domestic one-day tournaments began in Australia. Get all the latest Matador BBQs One-Day Cup Betting Tips & Predictions for the 2017-18 season here.
The Matador BBQ Cup is an A list domestic cricket competition played out in Australia and organised by Cricket Australia.
It is usually held over a three-week period at the start of the domestic season in the country. It is one of the most unique competitions because it is aired on free to stream TV called 9Gem. It is also one of the only tournaments left in the world which feature 50 over cricket outside of the test format in the A list cricket scene.
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The proud history of the cup stretches back to the 1969-70 season, a lineage of over 45 seasons of continued gamesmanship. The tournament is going to be contested between teams representing the six states of Australia, There is also a Cricket Australia XI that has participated in the tourney since 2015/16.
The format of the tournament is such that the teams play 8 league round games followed by ranking by points gathered during those games, after which we have the Preliminary final and then the final. The six permanent teams are New South Wales Blues, Queensland Bulls, Southern Redbacks, Tasmanian Tigers, Victorian Bushrangers and Western Warriors.
The New South Wales Blues are the current champions of the cup, having defeated the Queensland Bulls in the 2016/17 final thanks to the heroics of Moises Henriques with the bat and Michael Neser with the ball.
Henriques scored a match winning knock of 85 runs in 103 balls while Neser took a crucial three wickets in nine overs while giving away just 20 runs.
Historically the tournament has had great players taking away the PLayer of the tournament award such as Matthew Hayden consecutively in 1998-99 and 1999-2000 and Darren Lehmann in the next two years.
The tournament has regularly produced a shower of talent that has gone on to serve Australian Cricket very well indeed, and last year’s Marnus Labuschagne will be looking to do just the same. This season could prove to be a turning point in the careers of a lot of such young men.
New South Wales and Western Australia are two of the cups most successful teams and their rivalries will be renewed once again this season when the competition kicks off in October this year.
Get the latest Matador BBQs One-Day Cup betting odds & tips for the 2017-18 season below.