Maher ruled out of Pura clash
Jimmy Maher: out of action in a key game
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Jimmy Maher has been ruled out of Queensland's forthcoming Pura Cup game against New South Wales. According to ABC Sport, Maher has aggravated a hamstring injury, and will be replaced in the team by Aaron Nye, who will be making his first-class debut.
Craig Philipson has also been ruled out of the game, having not recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered during the recent one-day final against Western Australia. Brendon Nash is his replacement. Andy Bichel and James Hopes had suffered severe cramps in that game, but both have been named in the team.
Victoria is already guaranteed a place in the Pura Cup final, and Tasmania, Queensland and New South Wales are all in contention for the other spot.