NSW are without captain Moises Henriques, who has been ruled out for four to six weeks after injuring a calf muscle while batting against Victoria.
Fast bowler Pat Cummins has returned to the New South Wales line-up as the Blues seek a win against Tasmania on Monday that would ensure their place in the domestic one-day cup finals series.
NSW, however, have to do without captain Moises Henriques, who has been ruled out for four to six weeks after injuring a calf muscle while batting in the two-run loss to Victoria on Friday.
Also coming in for the Blues is debutant all-rounder Patrick Jackson, winner of last year’s O’Reilly medal as the best player in Sydney grade cricket.
Veteran fast bowler Doug Bollinger is the other player omitted.
Tasmania have made just one change, leaving out spinner Clive Rose in favour of medium-pacer Hamish Kingston.
The Tigers line up with Australia one-day captain George Bailey and opener Ben Dunk, who hit a history-making double-century in Saturday’s seven-wicket loss to Queensland.
NSW won the toss and elected to bat first.
The teams that finish in second and third position on the ladder – the latter position currently held by NSW – will meet in Friday’s preliminary final, with the winner to face the competition leader in next Sunday’s decider at the SCG.
NSW team: Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Ryan Carters, Sean Abbott, Patrick Jackson, Pat Cummins, Chris Green, Gurinder Sandhu, Josh Hazelwood, Scott Henry (12th man).
Tasmania team: Ben Dunk, Tim Paine, Ed Cowan, George Bailey, Jordan Silk, Jon Wells, Evan Gulbis, Hamish Kingston, Xavier Doherty, Sam Rainbird, Andrew Fekete, Dom Michael (12th man).