The Queensland Bulls have welcomed back captain James Hopes and bowler Luke Feldman as they prepare for Friday’s One Day game at the Gabba.

The bulls will be battling New South Wales, to advance from fourth place in the competition.

Denica Gorman reports.

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The Bulls captain is back for Queensland, after being axed from Australia’s one-day series against Sri Lanka.

Luke Feldman’s also returned, after he fractured his wrist during the first game of the series against Tasmania.

The game will follow the newly introduced split innings format which Hopes says the players are liking despite criticism from the Australian Cricketers Association.

James Hopes, Queensland Bulls Captain: “There’s a bit more tinkering to be done but we’re gonna stick at it for ten more games this year and then they may change it up a bit next year, but I think the idea of it’s quite good.”

Queensland are currently equal fourth with New South Wales but a win tomorrow could put the bulls in second place.

The Bulls face a tough battle, without the bowling skills of Ryan Harris and Ben Cutting, both not expected back from injury for another week.

And a New South Wales line-up boasting star players like Brett Lee, Nathan Hauritz and Nic Maddinson.

But Hopes says the one day match format means exciting cricket action for fans.

James Hopes, Queensland Bulls Captain: “The one day game’s not dead.”

Denica Gorman QUT News.