NSW Blues Leg-spinner Daniel Fallins has been included in a 13-man squad for the top of the table match against Queensland in the Marsh Sheffield Shield starting at the SCG on Saturday.
Fallins, 23, is the only addition to the 12-man squad which played out a rain-affected draw with Victoria at the MCG on Monday.
He joins former Test spinner Stephen O’Keefe, who claimed 5-80 in the only Victorian innings.
A win against Queensland will continue the Blues unbeaten record this season.
NSW has won its first four matches, followed by the draw in Melbourne, it is the best start the Blues have ever had to a Shield season. They currently sit almost eight points clear of Queensland at the top of the table.
Fallins has played two first class matches for the Blues and four overall. The leg-spinner grabbed the attention of the Australian cricket public on first class debut against the touring England side in November 2017 claiming 5-73 and the wicket of England captain Joe Root.
Earlier this season, Fallins made his One-Day domestic debut for NSW in the Marsh Cup and represented the Prime Minister’s XI against Sri Lanka in a T20.
Left-arm finger spinner Stephen O’Keefe and seamer Trent Copeland are both approaching major milestones that they could mark at the SCG.
O’Keefe is just five wickets shy of 300 first class career scalps after his 13th five-wicket haul in the draw against Victoria. He finished with 5-80.
Copeland is also closing in on 300 Sheffield Shield wickets with six scalps against Queensland making him the fourth bowler to achieve the feat for NSW behind Geoff Lawson (367), Greg Matthews (363) and Stuart MacGill (328).
As well as 300 first class scalps, O’Keefe needs 77 runs to become just the eighth player with 2000 runs and 200 wickets for NSW.
O’Keefe joins Copeland, Blues captain and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill, and Moises Henriques as those in the squad to have played Test cricket.
Blues paceman Sean Abbott also recently made his return to International white-ball cricket in the T20 series against Pakistan, his first appearance in national colours for five years.
Abbott has played four T20s and one One-Day International for Australia.
NSW Blues Marsh Sheffield Shield squad
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