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February 21, 2006
New South Wales will rely on a couple of new faces when they play South Australia in the ING Cup final at Adelaide on Sunday. With Australia stealing Michael Clarke, who made 75 against Western Australia at the weekend, the Blues have added Moises Henriques, Grant Roden and Corey Richards in the 13-man squad.
Henriques, an allrounder, is in line to play his second domestic one-day game after returning from leading the Australia Under-19 side to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Sri Lanka last week. Australia were knocked out by Pakistan and Henriques finished with 150 runs at 37.5 and 16 wickets - the most in the tournament - at 10.62.
Roden will step into the squad following the Cricket Australia Cup match against Victoria at Glen Waverley in the hope of appearing in his second match while Richards is eyeing his 54th game. Matthew Nicholson, who has captained the state during the season, misses out. South Australia made one change to the side that beat Queensland on Friday with Daniel Cullen returning from a finger injury in the place of Ryan Harris.
New South Wales squad Phil Jaques, Craig Simmons, Matthew Phelps, Corey Richards, Dominic Thornely, Aaron O'Brien, Brad Haddin (capt, wk), Moises Henriques, Jason Krejza, Grant Roden, Aaron Bird, Doug Bollinger, Stuart MacGill.
South Australia squad Greg Blewett, Cameron Borgas, Mark Cosgrove, Darren Lehmann (capt), Callum Ferguson, Daniel Harris, Ken Skewes, Graham Manou (wk), Mark Cleary, Jason Gillespie, Daniel Cullen, Cullen Bailey, Shaun Tait.
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