Harris sidelined by lingering knee pain
The fast bowler Ryan Harris has been ruled out of the opening match of Australia's domestic season with lingering knee soreness. Harris had surgery after being ruled out of Australia's Test series against Pakistan in July and he was scheduled to make his comeback in a Futures League game this week.
However, Harris did not play the match and will continue to be assessed in the lead-up to Queensland's first Sheffield Shield game of the summer, against Tasmania at the Gabba starting next Friday. Regardless of the personnel, Wednesday's season-opening one-dayer against the Tigers will be fascinating for spectators.
The clash will provide the first glimpse of the new domestic limited-overs format, a 45-over-a-side split-innings arrangement. Each team can use 12 players during the match and the Bulls have named the allrounder Jason Floros to make his state debut.
The fast bowler Luke Feldman is also turning out for his first one-day game for Queensland, but remarkably he has already represented Australia A in limited-overs cricket. The Bulls will be led by their new captain James Hopes, although last year's skipper Chris Simpson is also in the line-up.
Queensland James Hopes (capt), Ryan Broad, Lee Carseldine, Chris Lynn, Craig Philipson, Nathan Reardon, Chris Simpson, Chris Hartley (wk), Jason Floros, Chris Swan, Nathan Rimmington, Luke Feldman.