The Queensland Bulls have recalled leg-spinner Mitch Swepson for next week’s final JLT Sheffield Shield home game at the Gabba.
Swepson, who took eight wickets in his last start for the Bulls, replaces fast bowler Billy Stanlake in the 12-man squad in a straight swap from the previous game to be the only change to the side defeated at the start of the week by NSW at the Gabba.
Stanlake replaced Swepson in that game to play his first Shield game since 2015, bowling 12 overs and taking 1-34 in the first innings and 19.1 overs in the second innings, claiming 3-79.
Queensland Chairman of Selectors Justin Sternes said Stanlake had made a positive first-up impression and had reported no ill-effects from his return to first class cricket.
“He is handling the steady increase in workloads well and he performed quite nicely against NSW,’’ he said.
“But we are certainly taking a steady-as-she-goes approach with Bill and he will benefit from a solid training week this week as we look to the last round game against WA at the WACA,’’ Sternes said.
“The squad is upbeat about the remaining two games and finishing as strongly as we can against the Redbacks and the Warriors,” he said.
The Shield game will be streamed live on cricket.com.au and through the Cricket LIVE app.
Play starts 10am (Qld time). Admission is free with entry via Gate 5 on Vulture Street.
JLT Sheffield Shield
Queensland v South Australia, the Gabba
10am daily, free admission
James Peirson (c)
(12th man to be named)