Border Bullets have had a reprieve with Wodonga batsmen Jack Craig set to travel to take on ACT and Wagga this weekend.
However, Victoria Country trial commitments are still set to see Lavington paceman Ryan Brown unavailable.
Bullet's assistant coach Sam O'Connor said Craig was a big inclusion for the Border outfit.
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"He's dynamic with the bat, ball and in the field, he's a proper Twenty20 cricketer," O'Connor said.
While the Aces will pose a test, the Bullets will receive a boost with the absence of ACT paceman Djali Bloomfield, who is set to play club cricket in Sydney.
O'Connor said the side's first round win against Murrumbidgee has given them confidence heading in.
"We batted really well and that was something Tuff really put the onus on the team to do," O'Connor said.
"They put together a really solid batting performance, so that has given us some confidence coming into this weekend."