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February 13, 2006
Brett Dorey, the Western Australia fast bowler, has been released from the Australia one-day squad and will figure in tomorrow's crucial Pura Cup match against Western Australia at the SCG. Dorey played three ODIs in the VB Series after the selectors were impressed with his domestic first-class form of 26 wickets in five matches. However, he has been a fringe figure in the 14-man national finals squad and arrived in Sydney this morning to train with the Warriors.
The Blues had hoped some of their international players would also be available, but with the VB Series heading into a third game they have had to rely on their strong squad base as they attempt to keep pressure on the competition leader Victoria. Jason Krejza, the 23-year-old offspinner, will play his first game of an injury-hit summer and is expected to combine with Stuart MacGill on the turn-friendly surface.
Phil Jaques and Brad Haddin also give New South Wales some star quality and their fast bowling will be led by Matthew Nicholson. Dorey's addition is the only change to Western Australia's side that beat Tasmania by seven wickets two weeks ago. The Warriors, who are on 14 points, need to win outright to retain a chance of making the final. New South Wales are third on 20 points, four behind Victoria.
New South Wales Phil Jaques, Craig Simmons, Matthew Phelps, Dominic Thornely, Brad Haddin (capt, wk), Aaron O'Brien, Grant Lambert, Jason Krejza, Matthew Nicholson, Aaron Bird, Doug Bollinger, Stuart MacGill.
Western Australia Justin Langer (capt), Clint Heron, Marcus North, Chris Rogers, Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh, David Bandy, Luke Ronchi (wk), Beau Casson, Steve Magoffin, Ben Edmondson, Shawn Gillies, Brett Dorey.
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