Can Greg turn the ship around? NSW 2023-24 squad preview

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18: Nathan Lyon of the Blues bowls during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Victoria at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 18, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

When you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. The 2022/23 season is one New South Wales would like to forget, with the Blues going without a win in the Sheffield Shield for the first time in 84 years, extending their winless streak to 12 matches.

Former Test opener, Phil Jaques was sacked as coach barely two months into the season, following the Blues’ worst start to a Shield season in 14 years.

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The man tasked with changing their fortunes is Greg Shipperd, one of the most decorated coaches in Australian cricket, who officially took the reins in May after stepping in as interim coach following Jaques’ sacking in November last year.

With a new coach and some big list changes, let’s see how the Blues are shaping up for the upcoming domestic season…

Last season in numbers

Sheffield Shield: sixth on ladder (0 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses)

Leading Run-Scorers:

Daniel Hughes (537 runs at 41.30)<

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