Each would make their first class debut if chosen to play in the game against the Tigers staring on Tuesday.
Bryant enjoyed a strong JLT One Day Cup tournament for the Bulls this month, hitting the fastest half century by a Queenslander in List A cricket.
McSweeney is a right-handed middle order batsman who bowls off-spin. He has been in good touch for Norths in the Bulls Masters Premier Cricket competition and played for the Queensland Academy of Sport this week in their Toyota Futures League 2nd XI loss to ACT/NSW Country in Canberra
After emerging from the Queensland Cricket Talent Pathway, the duo were members of the Australian Under-19 team that played in the ICC World Cup last year, with McSweeney hitting 154 in a round match against PNG.
The repeat of last year’s Sheffield Shield Final also features the return of Australia ‘A’ allrounder Jack Wildermuth, who has recovered from a sidestrain suffered after the opening JLT One Day Cup match last month.
Also included in the side is Wynnum-Manly paceman Peter George, with the former Australian paceman set for his first game for the Bulls since March 2017, with a back injury restricting him for most of last season.
Wicket-keeper Jimmy Peirson, who led the side to last year’s Shield championship, will again captain the team.
Queensland Cricket chairman of selectors Justin Sternes said Bryant and McSweeney were exciting talents.
“They will have plenty of opportunities to learn around the group and we were pleased with how Max handled his one-day series,’’ he said.
“Nathan had a busy winter with the National Performance Squad at the BUPA National Cricket Centre and improved in all facets of his game so we think this is a good time to bring him into the playing group.”
“Having the five players away in the UAE with the Australian Test side provides a number of players in and around the Bulls squad with the chance to push their claims. It’s an exciting time for all of us, and last night’s draw with Usman Khawaja’s ton should provide the boys with plenty of inspiration,’’ Sternes said.
The match will be streamed live through cricket.com.au
JLT Sheffield Shield
Queensland v Tasmania, the Gabba
Tuesday – Friday, 10am start daily.
James Peirson (c)