The New South Wales cricket team (nicknamed the Blues and referred to as the Speed Blitz Blues for sponsorship purposes) are an Australian first class cricket team based in Sydney, New South Wales. The team competes in the Australian first class cricket competition known as the Sheffield Shield and the limited overs Ford Ranger Cup. The team previously played in the now defunct Twenty20, Big Bash, which has since been replaced by the Big Bash League since the 2011-12 season. New South Wales were the inaugural winners of the Champions League Twenty20.
They are by far the most successful domestic cricket side in Australia having won the First-class competition 45 times. In addition, they have also won the One-Day Domestic cup 9 times. They occasionally play first-class matches against touring International sides. New South Wales have played teams representing every test playing nation bar Bangladesh. They have provided the Australian Test and One Day International teams with some of the finest players ever to have graced the game of cricket.
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