Cricket Australia has confirmed the draw for the remainder of the Marsh Sheffield Shield and schedule for the Marsh One-Day Cup.
A full 22-match Marsh One-Day Cup schedule has been announced, with the Blues’ first match on February 24 against WA at a venue to be confirmed. The tournament’s final is scheduled for April 30.
The Sheffield Shield season will be shortened by one round to nine matches per team and the Final held from April 15-19, 2021
The Blues recommence their Shield defence at the SCG, against Western Australia from February 19-22, after starting the competition with two wins and a draw from three matches held in Adelaide during November due to COVID-19 restrictions.
NSW currently sit second on the Shield table less than two points behind Queensland, who the Blues defeated in a one-wicket thriller during November.
Victoria, having only participated in two of the opening four rounds held in South Australia, will play seven matches in early 2021. New South Wales and Queensland have six remaining matches each, while all other states have five.
Foxtel will broadcast 13 One-Day Cup matches live, with the remaining nine matches live streamed on www.cricket.com.au and the CA Live app. All games will be streamed on Kayo.
The Shield Final will be hosted by the top-ranked team at the completion of the regular season and will be broadcast nationally by Foxtel and will be live streamed on Kayo.
Peter Roach, Cricket Australia’s Head of Cricket Operations, thanked everyone involved bringing the full schedule to fruition.
“Today’s announcement locks in the final pieces of the most complex scheduling puzzle ever attempted by cricket and we are exceptionally grateful to our players, State and Territory Associations and the ACA for their patience in this process and look forward to delivering a compelling end to the domestic season,” Roach said.
NSW Blues Marsh Sheffield Shield schedule:
19-22 February, v. Western Australia, at the SCG
1-4 March, v. South Australia, at Adelaide Oval
11-14 March, v. Victoria, at a venue to be confirmed
20-23 March, v. Queensland, at Allan Border Field
28-31 March, v. Victoria, at Junction Oval (CitiPowerCentre)
6-9 April, v. South Australia, in Wollongong
NSW Blues Marsh One-Day Cup schedule:
24 February, v Western Australia, at North Sydney Oval
6 March, v. South Australia, at Adelaide Oval
16 March, v. Victoria, at North Sydney Oval
25 March, v. Queensland, at Allan Border Field
22 April, v. Tasmania, at Bankstown Oval
24 April, v. Tasmania, at Bankstown Oval
27 April, v. Western Australia, at the WACA Ground
NSW Blues squad
CA Contracted: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
State Contracted: Sean Abbott, Harry Conway, Trent Copeland, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Matthew Gilkes, Ryan Hackney, Liam Hatcher, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Nick Larkin, Nathan McAndrew, Peter Nevill, Kurtis Patterson, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Daniel Solway, Chris Tremain.
Rookie Contracted: Ollie Davies, Ryan Hadley, Baxter Holt, Arjun Nair, Lachlan Hearne, Tanveer Sangha.