The Bulls will take both squads to Sydney ahead of schedule to prepare for their day/night one-day clash on Wednesday at North Sydney Oval against a near full-strength NSW, before moving to Wollongong ahead of their Shield match at North Dalton Park starting on Saturday.
 
Australian squad leg-spinner Mitch Swepson has been named to make his comeback from a rare neck stress fracture in the Bulls Sheffield Shield squad, replacing left-arm spinner Matt Kuhnemann.
 
Swepson has been sidelined since the end of the BBL in early February but has recovered well and was cleared late last week to resume playing.
 
He was the leading wicket-taker in the Shield competition prior to joining the Australian squad for the T20 series against India and then the four-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.
 
Batsman Sam Heazlett will miss Wednesday’s one-day game with a minor quad strain after pulling up sore late in yesterday’s 160-run win over South Australia at Allan Border Field.
 
He has been replaced in the one-day squad by Brisbane Heat batsman Max Bryant who is in line to make his first appearance for the Bulls this season if chosen in the starting side.
 
Allrounder Jack Wildermuth will miss both games as he awaits the birth of his first child later this week. Fellow allrounder James Bazley has retained his spot in the limited overs squad and would be in line to make his Queensland List A debut if chosen in the starting side on Wednesday.
 
Queensland has also included Norths allrounder Nathan McSweeney in the 12-man Shield squad.
 
McSweeney finished as the leading runs-scorer in the Bulls Masters First Grade Premier cricket competition with 1186 runs at 62.42 in all formats.
 
He also took 43 wickets including 3-88 for Norths on the weekend as they finished runners-up to University of Queensland that clinched a hat-trick of premierships.
 
The Bulls currently sit atop of both the one-day and first class competitions coming into their final games of the regular season
 
A Queensland win over NSW will see the Marsh Cup Final played at Brisbane's Allan Border Field on 11 April, while a NSW victory will see them host at Sydney's Bankstown Oval. A loss could mean Queensland would miss the one-day Final depending on the outcome of the WA-Tasmania clash next week.
 
Today's announcement by the Queensland Government of a three-day lockdown due to a COVID-19 cluster in Greater Brisbane has also meant the Under-19 one-day and T20 interstate tri-series scheduled this week at Redlands has been cancelled.
 
Marsh One-Day Cup
Wednesday, 1pm (Qld time)
Queensland v New South Wales
North Sydney Oval
Usman Khawaja (c)
Xavier Bartlett
James Bazley
Max Bryant
Joe Burns
Brendan Doggett
Matthew Kuhnemann
Marnus Labuschagne
Michael Neser
Jimmy Peirson
Matthew Renshaw
Billy Stanlake
(12th man to be named)
Live coverage on Foxtel, streaming on Kayo and cricket.com.au
 
Marsh Sheffield Shield
Queensland v New South Wales
North Dalton Park, Wollongong
Sat – Tues
Usman Khawaja (c)
Xavier Bartlett
Joe Burns
Brendan Doggett
Marnus Labuschagne
Nathan McSweeney
Michael Neser
Jimmy Peirson
Matthew Renshaw
Billy Stanlake
Bryce Street
Mitchell Swepson
(12th man to be named).
Live streaming on cricket.com.au