Western Suburbs will be looking for early wickets to ensure Kurri Weston's powerful batting line-up does not take control of their round one fixture at Coronation Oval.
Plovers skipper Tom Irwin said the game was evenly poised with Kurri Weston resuming on 3/59 with 39 overs to face in a rain-reduced match.
"I was glad we were able to get a few overs in and get a few early scalps," Irwin said this week.
"Obviously to get Tucky (Josh Tuckwell) and Casey Capper were two big wickets, so we were pretty happy with that.
"We want to pick up a couple early as Lachy (Vasella) and Liam Neild are looking good.
"If we don't pick up a couple of early ones we could be chasing a few."
Irwin said he was impressed with Vasella's efforts at the top of the innings.
Vasella has been earmarked to play an anchor role in the Warriors aggressive but sometimes fragile batting line-up.
"Lachy looks pretty hard to get out, he chips them around and did well to stay there," Irwin said.
"I'm pretty confident in our bowling group but we have to get out there and do it as it's not going to just happen."
Riley Harrison took the three wickets bowling in tandem with Luke Kealy for the first session of play and Irwin was impressed with the pressure they had been able to create.
"Riley bowled very well, he had a good season last year and is continuing that on. Him and Keals bowled the entire first session, so that was awesome," Irwin said.
"They'll bowl plenty of overs together this year.
"Keals bowled very well as well. Riley bowled nice and full, he makes the batsmen play a lot and moves it around a bit both ways.
"He did that against City United last year and some of the other top teams last year as well and caused quite a few problems."
Irwin said the Wests batting line-up was eager to get out in the middle.
The skipper made 48 off just 51 balls at the top of the order for the Hunter Hitmen in Sunday's Twenty20 against Central Coast.
"I was pretty happy with the way I hit them with the Hitmen, but obviously two day cricket is a different beast.
"Our whole batting group is pretty focused and we're all hitting the ball pretty well.
"We're pretty keen to get out there and get among them."
It will be a new look batting line-up with No.3 Aaron Mahony returning after last year in England.
New to the club English all-rounder Elliott Lewis will bat at No.5 and Central Coast all-rounder Shaun Hill will come in at No.4. Irwin said Shannon Threlfo would open the batting with him.
"Shannon is pretty keen to have a big year in first grade," he said. "We know Shannon has the talent and he is a cracking young bloke, we sort of wanted to say to him it's your spot .. we can go do it together.
"It's right-hander, left-hander all the way to six. We're pretty happy with that sort of balance with the batting order."