The four BBL players will play alongside a host of well-performed players from the recent Queensland Premier Cricket Kookaburra T20 competition against teams from Tasmania, NSW and Victoria at Maroochydore from Monday.

Valley allrounder Andrew Gode, who debuted for the Queensland Bulls last year, will captain the team.

Gode is coming off a record breaking innings of 179 from 73 balls, including 12 fours and 17 sixes, earlier this month against Ipswich/Logan.

Another clean-hitter who earns his first selection at 2nd XI level is Norths batsman Josh Brown.

Brown, who was playing lower grades just a few seasons back, produced a stirring 108 from just 36 balls, with 12 sixes, against South Brisbane last month.

Redlands allrounder James Bazley, a former Bulls squad member who was previously a part of the Hobart Hurricanes squad in the BBL, returns to 2nd XI level for the QAS after being a leading light for the Tigers in all formats this summer.

Wests off-spinner Paddy Dooley, brother of Queensland Fire batter Josie, and fellow Wests allrounder Steve McGiffin have also been rewarded for their T20 consistency in Premier Cricket for the past few seasons.

Ipswich/Logan spinner Jack Wood gets the chance to show his skills at 2nd XI level again after bowling the QAS to victory in November when he claimed 4-79 in the second innings against South Australia in a four-day match in Adelaide.

Queensland Bulls assistant coach Andy Bichel will coach the team while Bulls coach Wade Seccombe is on secondment with the Australian ODI team in India.

Queensland Academy of Sport 2nd XI Squad

Andrew Gode (Valley, c)
Xavier Bartlett (Gold Coast)
James Bazley (Redlands)
Joshua Brown (Norths)
Patrick Dooley (Wests)
Blake Edwards (Wests)
Cameron Gannon (Norths)
Sam Heazlett (Redlands)
Matthew Kuhnemann (Gold Coast)
Steven McGiffin (Wests)
Lachlan Pfeffer (Valley)
Jack Prestwidge (Norths)
Bryce Street (Sandgate-Redcliffe)
Jack Wood (Ipswich/Logan)

Coach: Andy Bichel
Assist. Coaches:  John Davison & Alister McDermott
Physiotherapist: Martin Love

Toyota 2nd XI games at Maroochydore
•             Mon 20th January @ 2pm – QAS v TAS
•             Tues 21st January @ 10am – QAS v NSW Metro
•             Tues 21st January @ 2pm – QAS v VIC
•             Wed 22nd January @ 10am - QAS v VIC
•             Wed 22nd January @ 2pm – QAS v TAS
•             Thurs 23rd January @ 10am – QAS v NSW Metro