Tallangatta is banking on half of its batting ‘fab four’ to lift against North Albury.
Indian import Sahib Malhotra is the association in-form batsman, racking up two tons and two half-centuries in his five innings, while Nathan Thompson has 215 runs at 53.75 in the two-dayers.
Coach Matt Amstrong has only 16 runs and former Sri Lankan international Dilhara Lokuhettige just 82 in the last four matches.
“I would suspect that you’ll see a big lift from Dilhara with his batting, while certainly I’d like to get some runs,” Armstrong said.
“Red-ball (cricket) has probably been Kryptonite for me this year.”
The weekend’s away semi-final should be a crackerjack clash.
North has been superb, winning three straight games, defending a paltry total against Tallangatta in round 14.
Meanwhile, Wodonga coach Robbie Jackson returns from a calf injury at home against East Albury.