Rain has ruined the opening morning of NSW’s Sheffield Defend clash with Victoria after appropriate one ball modified into once bowled in the principle session.
After the Blues gained the toss and bowled, Pat Cummins delivered his first ball in Defend cricket in extra than a yr sooner than rain stopped play at Bankstown.
The downpour temporarily stopped and play modified into once meant to resume at 12: 15, appropriate for it to originate again forcing an early lunch.
The Blues are without Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc whereas Josh Hazlewood has furthermore been rested.
Smith modified into once withdrawn from the NSW squad on Wednesday as he continues to fight an elbow distress that has induced him pain since the Sydney Take a look at.
The 31-yr-traditional struggled to bat in the nets on Tuesday, after going almost a month without training sooner than the last Defend game to strive to fix the distress.
He’s hoping to shut for next week’s clash with South Australia in Adelaide.
Starc is mourning the dying of his father Paul to most cancers on Tuesday.
Victoria are unchanged from the side that petrified the star-studded Blues by four wickets at the SCG last week.