Bulls leave out big names

08 October 2013


Test quick Ryan Harris was among the high-profile omissions in the 13-strong Queensland squad set to tackle a busy domestic one-day program in Sydney.

Harris last weekend bowled for the first time since the fifth Ashes Test in August, taking 1-42 off 12 overs for Brisbane club side Toombul.

Harris could be a late call up in the one-day tournament but is expected to be placed in cotton wool by Queensland as he follows a program set to ensure he is in peak condition for the upcoming home Ashes series.

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Other notable absentees were former one-day international batsman Peter Forrest, young quicks Alister McDermott and Cameron Gannon and big-hitting left-hander Luke Pomersbach.

Forrest, McDermott and Gannon were overlooked while Pomersbach will remain in Brisbane to train after opting not to play in the Twenty20 Champions League tournament due to personal matters.

The Bulls attack will be led by Ben Cutting and Matthew Gale, who have just returned from the Brisbane Heat's disappointing Champions League campaign in India, along with Luke Feldman.

The bolter was Jason Floros who played just two one-day games last season but shone in the February final against Victoria, turning the match on its head with 47 off 32 balls before Queensland snatched a two-run win.

The Bulls play six matches in 12 days in the one-day tournament, starting against Western Australia on Friday.

Queensland one-day squad: Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Luke Feldman, Jason Floros, Matthew Gale, Chris Hartley, Nathan Hauritz, James Hopes (capt), Chris Lynn, Greg Moller, Michael Neser, Nathan Reardon, Usman Khawaja.

The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia. 

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