The Bulls will play two Marsh Sheffield Shield games and a Marsh One Day Cup in Adelaide, with their mini-hub stretching until October 19.
Cricket Australia today confirmed that the latest domestic draw would feature the following matches:
Marsh Sheffield Shield
- Oct 7-10: Queensland v Tasmania, Karen Rolton Oval
- Oct 15-18: South Australia v Queensland, Adelaide Oval
- Oct 17-20: Western Australia v Tasmania, WACA Ground
Marsh One-Day Cup
- Oct 13: South Australia v Queensland, Karen Rolton Oval
- Oct 15: Western Australia v Tasmania, WACA Ground (D/N)
The Marsh One Day Cup game against Tasmania that was scheduled to be played on Sunday at Ian Healy Oval has been postponed until later in the season.
Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson said the Bulls squad was well prepared to begin its campaign for back-to-back titles in the wake of last year’s Shield championship.
“We thank the players, coaches and support staff for being ready to start the season in Adelaide at short notice and of course thank their families for their support with the prospect of the group having an extended period away from home,’’ he said.
“The squad have got strong leadership and are a united group, so we are confident they are ready to deal with whatever disruptions are thrown up by COVID-19,’’ Svenson said.
Bulls coach Wade Seccombe said the squad was primed to overcome the disruption from this week and re-set ahead of the Adelaide series of matches.
“We’re fortunate to have had a really extensive off-season and pre-season so while this week wasn’t what anyone could have planned for, as a squad we should be confident and ready to implement our plans and make the most of the next few weeks,’’ he said.
Queensland has travelled to Adelaide with an extended 16-man squad.
Leg-spinner Mitch Swepson has stayed in Brisbane as he readies himself to join the Australian squad when it travels to the Middle East to prepare for the ICC World T20 Cup.
Former NSW and Tasmanian seamer Gurinder Sandhi, who has played limited overs cricket for Australia, has been included in the Bulls squad.
Sandhu, who relocated to Brisbane last year, plays in the KFC Queensland Premier Cricket competition with South Brisbane and has trained alongside the Bulls as part of the Elite Development Squad training program overseen by former Test quick Ryan Harris.
He is one of three potential debutants for Queensland in either first class or List A (one-day) cricket, along with fellow quicks Connor Sully and Blake Edwards.
All five matches will be live streamed on Kayo and cricket.com.au. Marsh One-Day Cup matches will also be shown on Foxtel.
Sheffield Shield & Marsh Cup
Queensland Bulls v Tasmania/South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
Usman Khawaja (c)