South Australia and Tasmania will square off in a repeat of last season's Ryobi Cup final when they clash at Adelaide Oval on Sunday in what is expected to be a thrilling encounter.
The Redbacks claimed their first limited-overs domestic title in 25 years when they toppled the Tigers in one of the most memorable one-day finals in history.
Chasing 286 for victory, Tasmania failed to get the winning runs in a nail-biting last over as the game finished in an extraordinary tie.
Due to finishing top of the Ryobi Cup ladder, the Redbacks were crowned champions of the day-night competition - ending the longest wait in state history for a title.
The one-day rivals will now meet in the Ryobi Cup for the first time since that exhilarating night as they begin their respective seasons in the 50-over format.
The bout has added significance and importance, especially for the Redbacks, after they were embarrassed by the Tigers in the Sheffield Shield fixture at Adelaide Oval earlier in the week.
After Tasmania posted 3-403 following centuries from Alex Doolan (149) and Mark Cosgrove (104), and a classy unbeaten 85 to Ricky Ponting, the Redbacks were cleaned up for 224 in response.
The follow-on was enforced by the visitors who picked up first-innings points before registering victory by an innings and 30 runs after carving apart the Redbacks for 149.
A second consecutive outright loss this season extended the Redbacks' winless run in Shield cricket to 18, dating back to December 2010.
The shocking defeat led to Redbacks coach Darren Berry issuing a public apology to fans.
While his side's one-day fortunes are in stark contrast to the horror seen in the long version of the game, Redbacks skipper Johan Botha said victory must be attained on Sunday to regain some confidence.
"We can get some momentum back into our season if we can have a good outing on Sunday and get our first win," Botha said.
South Australia's task won't be made easier without their former captain and the competition's highest run scorer last season, Michael Klinger.
Klinger did not play in the Shield this week after failing a late fitness test on his shoulder on Monday, injured while fielding in grade cricket last week.
Klinger will undergo further testing but remains a doubt to take the field.
The home side are yet to announce their one-day squad for Sunday but fast-bowling duo Kane Richardson and Jake Haberfield are a chance to be included.
While the Redbacks continue to suffer, Tasmania enter the match in top shape with the added bonus of captain George Bailey and spinner Xavier Doherty, who were rested after recently returning from representing Australia at the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
Stand-in Tigers skipper Tim Paine was looking forward to the return of the pair to help avenge the final loss, in particular Bailey - who smacked 101 against the Redbacks in the decider.
"We've got some pretty good players in our squad and some more who have just arrived as well in George Bailey, Xavier Doherty and Ben Laughlin to add to our group that has built some momentum going into the shorter format," Paine said.
Doolan and pacemen Adam Maher and Sam Rainbird drop out of the extended Shield squad to make way for Bailey, Doherty and Laughlin.
South Australia: TBA
Tasmania: George Bailey (c), Aiden Blizzard, Jackson Bird, Luke Butterworth, Mark Cosgrove, Ed Cowan, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Jason Krejza, Ben Laughlin, Ricky Ponting, Tim Paine (12th man to be named).
First Posted 13 October, 2012 4:34PM AEST