The NSW Blues have named a young 13-man squad for their remaining two Marsh One-Day Cup matches next week.
Sydney University and ACT/NSW Country allrounder Hayden Kerr is a late call-up to the Blues squad to replace fast bowler Sean Abbott, who has been rested due to workload management.
Kerr is an uncontracted Blues player but has enjoyed an impressive start to the McDonald's NSW Premier Cricket season, for Sydney University, already scoring 513 runs at an average of 85.5 - across the three formats of T20, One-Day and two-day cricket - and also claiming six wickets with his pace at 24.
On Sunday the Blues meet Victoria at the MCG before travelling to Hobart for a clash against Tasmania on Wednesday.
Exciting young players Jason Sangha and Arjun Nair have been included after good recent form.
Sangha, 20, was a regular in the Shield team and for the Sydney Thunder last season but is yet to appear for the Blues this summer. He has never played a one-day match for his state.
He recently scored back-to-back centuries, making 138 for Randwick-Petersham in Premier Cricket after scoring 105 for ACT/NSW Country in the national second XI competition.
Nair, 21, a clever finger spinning allrounder, recorded his maiden First-Grade century for Fairfield-Liverpool last Saturday, making 134 not out from 163 balls, including 19 boundaries.
Matthew Gilkes, 20, retains his place after rapid scores of 82 and 43 in his past two Marsh One-Day Cup matches while Jack Edwards, 19, will continue to open the batting after a brilliant first season.
The Blues have lost their six internationals ahead of the first Test in Brisbane, Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon.
Their replacements in the squad are Sangha, Nair, batsman Nick Bertus, allrounders Daniel Sams and Nathan McAndrew and fast bowlers Harry Conway and Liam Hatcher.
In contrast to the Shield, where the Blues lead the competition after winning their first four matches, they have won just one of their first five matches in the one-day competition.
Blues Marsh One-Day Cup squad
Peter Nevill (c)