Currently out of the Australia set-up, can Usman Khawaja lead Queensland to glory in the 2020/21 Sheffield Shield?
Coach: Wade Seccombe
Captain: Usman Khawaja
Squad: Usman Khawaja (c), Xavier Bartlett, Joe Burns, Blake Edwards, Benji Floros, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Lachy Pfeffer, Matt Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth
Last year’s finish: Third
Tournament history: Queensland have won the Shield on eight occasions, with their most recent triumph in 2017/18. After topping the table in the regular season, the Bulls defeated Tasmania by nine wickets in the final, the tournament leading run-scorer Matthew Renshaw dominating a chase of 128 with an unbeaten 83-ball 81.
Key player: Marnus Labuschagne. Since arriving in the UK in 2019 for a stint with Glamorgan Labuschagne has barely put a foot wrong, establishing himself as Australia’s Test No.3 with a healthy batting average of 63.43 after 14 Tests.
Oct 10-13: v Tasmania
Oct 30-Nov 2: v South Australia
Nov 8-11: v Victoria