The duo were named today in the 12-man squads for Queensland’s opening games of the 2021-22 summer.

Edwards, who made his first class debut in 2019-20, is in line to make his limited overs debut for Queensland in next Sunday’s Marsh Cup game at Ian Healy Oval while Sully has been included in both squads and would debut in each format if he plays.

Sully, 20, and Edwards, 21, have pushed their claims for inclusion with injury claiming Xavier Bartlett and Billy Stanlake for the start of the season and Brendan Doggett shifting to South Australia during the winter.

Sully was an Australian Under-19 representative in 2020 and the Norths product will be in familiar surrounds at his club’s home ground.

Wests quick Edwards, who is also a former Australian Under-19 representative, has previously played for the Prime Minister’s XI against South Africa in 2018 and the CA XI against the English Lions in 2020.

Redlands allrounder James Bazley, who made his first class, List A and BBL debuts last summer, has been included in the Shield opener against Tasmania at Ian Healy Oval.

Queensland will field nine members from their 2020-21 Sheffield Shield winning championship team for the season opener.

Batsmen Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns and Bryce Street have all scored centuries in the opening rounds of the KFC Queensland Premier Cricket competition, as has wicket-keeper Jimmy Peirson.

Allrounder Jack Wildermuith has scored two tons as well in the opening weeks of the competition. 

The recently revamped Ian Healy Oval will become the 12th venue in Queensland to host first class cricket when the Shield match gets underway from Tuesday.

The Ian Healy Oval is the centrepiece of the first two stages of the National Cricket Campus which was officially opened last year. The third and final stage of the NCC project is the redevelopment of Allan Border Field which is currently underway.

Tasmania has been preparing on the Gold Coast this week and will train on Monday at Norths ahead of the two games at the venue.

Marsh Sheffield Shield

Queensland v Tasmania

Ian Healy Oval, Brisbane

10am start, free admission

 

Usman Khawaja (c)

James Bazley

Joe Burns

Marnus Labuschagne

Michael Neser

Jimmy Peirson

Matthew Renshaw

Mark Steketee

Bryce Street

Connor Sully

Mitchell Swepson

Jack Wildermuth

 

Marsh One-Day Cup

Queensland v Tasmania

Ian Healy Oval, Brisbane

10am start, free admission

 

Usman Khawaja (c)

Joe Burns

Blake Edwards

Sam Heazlett

Marnus Labuschagne

Michael Neser

Jimmy Peirson

Matthew Renshaw

Mark Steketee

Mitchell Swepson

Connor Sully

Jack Wildermuth

 

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