Queensland will take on South Australia from tomorrow in the Shield game that will take place at Ian Healy Oval, the home ground of Northern Suburbs at Shaw Road, Kalinga.
The Bulls have included pace bowler Billy Stanlake in place of fellow paceman Mark Steketee for the clash with the Redbacks.
Steketee has a minor side complaint and will be assessed again later this week.
If he plays in the starting side, it will be Stanlake’s initial first-class game this season.
Allrounder Jack Wildermuth, who is recovering from a mild quad strain that ruled him out of Saturday’s Marsh One Day Cup game which was subsequently washed out, has been included for the match.
The newly revamped Ian Healy Oval will become the 12th venue in Queensland to host first class cricket.
The recent spate of wet weather saw last week’s Shield game against Victoria also abandoned, with the teams sharing the points from the drawn game.
The Bulls currently sit on top of the Shield ladder, just ahead of NSW, which are fighting to avoid an outright defeat today against Tasmania in Hobart.
Queensland take on the Blues at North Dalton Park in Wollongong over Easter in their final regular season match, with hosting rights and a spot in the Final expected to be up for grabs.
The Ian Healy Oval is the centrepiece of the first two stages of the National Cricket Campus which was officially opened earlier this year.
The $18.6 million campus project is supported by the Australian and Queensland Governments, Brisbane City Council, Cricket Australia, Queensland Cricket and Northern Suburbs District Cricket club.
The Campus comprises three stages across the Shaw Road Redevelopment (Stages A & B) and the Allan Border Field Precinct Redevelopment (Stage C) which will get underway later this year.
The final stages of the project will feature the redevelopment of Allan Border Field starting in June and continuing through until early next year.
The NCC project is jointly funded by the Federal Government, Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council, Cricket Australia, and Queensland Cricket.
Admission is free for the game and there is free parking, although spaces are limited.
Marsh Sheffield Shield
Queensland v South Australia
Ian Healy Oval, Shaw Road, Kalinga
Tomorrow – Friday
Usman Khawaja (c)