New South Wales selection is biased by selectors of the Australian cricket teams towards players from New South Wales . It was exemplified in a quote by former South Australian captain David Hookes who said, “When they give out the baggy blue cap in New South Wales, they give you a baggy green one in a brown paper bag to save making two presentations “.  This is an example of confirmation biasand Hookes’ How did they come into the world when they were selected by the US? and / or One-Day team. The claims persist in spite of the fact that New South Welshman has occupied a position on the National Selection Panel since John Benaud in 1994. [ citation needed ]
Allegations of this bias have been made by Victoria and Brad Hodge , who has not been selected in the Australian side. 
Statistics have been used to deny  and support the bias.  Deniers of the bias point out that many New South Wales players have suffered at the hands of selectors. 
Out of the list of the top 50 run-scorers in the Sheffield Shield , the nine players who did not play a single Test came from every state except New South Wales and Western Australia .  Out of the list of the 50 wicket takers, the eight players who did not play a single Test came from every state except New South Wales. 
- Jump up^ David Hookes, Wisden Obituary 2005
- Jump up^ ‘Hodge lashes cricket NSK bias’, Herald Sun , 27 August 2009
- Jump up^ ‘Are NSW players over-represented in the Australian cricket team?’, Where Science Meets Pop Culture, www.mrscienceshow.com, 5 April 2011
- Jump up^ ‘NSW Bias Selection: In reply to Snooker’, This Will Hurt Me … , 13 February 2007
- Jump up^ Martin Smith, ‘New South Wales Have Been Victims of Australia’s Selectors, Disproving Theory of Blues Bias’, Fox Sports , 25 October 2011
- Jump up^ ‘Sheffield Shield / Pura Cup / Records / Most runs’, Cricinfo, ESPN. The players wereJamie Cox(Tasmania),Jamie Siddons(Victoria, South Australia),Michael Di Venuto(Tasmania),Jimmy Maher(Queensland),Sam Trimble(Queensland),Daniel Marsh(Tasmania, South Australia),Dene Hills(Tasmania) ),Neil Dansie(South Australia),Trevor Barsby(Queensland).
- Jump up^ ‘Sheffield Shield / Pura Cup / Records / Most wickets’, Cricinfo, ESPN. The players wereDamien Wright(Tasmania, Victoria),Dirk Tazelaar(Queensland),Ashley Noffke(Queensland, Western Australia),Mathew Inness(Victoria, Western Australia),Joe Dawes(Queensland),David Saker(Tasmania, Victoria),Ken MacLeay(Western Australia), andPaul Jackson(Queensland, Victoria).