NSW wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been rotated out of the Blues' one-day clash with Western Australia at the SCG on Wednesday.
The Blues released a statement saying Haddin was withdrawn from the match to balance his workload with international and domestic matches on the horizon.
'Brad has withdrawn from this match on the basis of balancing his workload returning from injury, particularly in light of the short turnaround between games,' the statement said.
'Brad will re-join the squad for the next round of Sheffield Shield and Ryobi Cup matches commencing in Tasmania next week.'
Haddin is in line to be included in the Australian Test squad for the upcoming tour of India.
Peter Nevill will now take over the wicketkeeping duties against WA.
The Blues get Shane Watson back from a calf injury, with the Australian vice-captain eager to spend some time in the middle before the Test squad for February's four-Test tour of India due to be named on Thursday.
Watson will open the batting for the Blues in the second innings.
Josh Hazlewood, Gurinder Sandhu, David Dawson, Nic Maddinson and Trent Copeland also come in for the Blues.
Western Australia have also made a raft of changes following a disappointing start to the year, with veteran Marcus North left out of a side that includes Michael Hussey, youngsters Ashton Agar and Joel Paris as well as John Rogers and Liam Davis.
Davis and Shaun Marsh will open the batting for the last-placed Warriors.
Neither side is a realistic chance of making the final, with both sitting on just four competition points - 15 points behind leaders Victoria.